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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
8:05 AM | | Edit Post
My son has decided a few things over the last two weeks. These include:
~ The dark is a very scary, unpredictable thing.
~ Fire is terrifying and happens to houses when people are sleeping.
~ Sleeping alone is the scariest thing anyone could ever ask you to do.
~ If someone agrees to lay down with you, cling to them so they can not escape when you fall asleep.
Today's tribute is all about sleep. Glorious, undisturbed sleep. I miss you and I long to have you visit again.
I am so tired.
I feel like I cannot function today and I need to clean up this house and take the kids to swim lessons. I don't want to.
I want to go back to bed.
Sleeping with my son is like sleeping with an octopus. He never stops moving and always has parts of his body flinging towards yours.
I can't seem to reason with him about these fears of his.
About a month ago, he saw a barn fire and now he is convinced that our house is going to burn down. If you listen to him long enough, his argument is so convincing and so sincere, that it cause you to check the smoke alarms.
Through tears, he says things like, "It's too scarwee to sleep by myself, mommy. Sleeping with you or daddy is better cause all the scarwees disappear."
"How do the firemen know how to get to our house?"
"What if the fire alarm doesn't wake everyone up?"
"Are you scarwed of smoke?"
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I'm literally running on empty and starting to develop a fear of fire too.
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.