After yesterday’s post I’m very happy to share this with you:
This is Baby Girl. Asleep. In her room. Alone.
Well… I’m in there taking the photo, but she didn’t know that.
I’m very happy to report that after tons of advice from my Facebook friends and you guys I came up with an idea. My friend told me that when her stepson was about 8 he was having the same problems as Baby Girl. He got a “magic” hat at Disney that he wore to bed every night and it helped. This gave me the idea to get some kind of magical token to help Baby Girl. I told Jodi about my idea and she told me a story about how when she was little she was convinced that her Aunt knew magic. And the rest of the plan fell into place. Which brings us to the magical bracelet.
I ran to the mall at lunch and found the bracelet on clearance for a couple of bucks. I thought the little charms made it perfect for what I needed. Then I met my friend for lunch and she brought me this indoor rainbow light. I wrote a little poem (“spell”) to read when we put the bracelet on:
I brought everything home and Baby Girl fell in love. She was a little skeptical about the “magic” bracelet and thought I might be foolin’ her, but Jodi called to back me up. It helped that Miss Priss totally believes that her Aunt is magic as well and told Baby Girl all about her. Score.
Bedtime rolled around and I have to admit that I was pretty worried that it wouldn’t work. We put on the bracelet and went through our regular bed time routine. She turned on the rainbow light and I left the room. And… she went to sleep.
Since I’ve been writing this she has woken up once because of her sleepwalking, but I was able to get her to go back to sleep pretty quickly with no problems. I’m pretty sure at some time tonight she will end up back in our bed, but for tonight… she went to sleep. Alone. Without screaming, crying or begging.
Praise the Lord.
This post is being shared at Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday.