Monday, August 25, 2008

Leave the Door Open

About a week ago Eli started having massive breakdowns when it was time to go to bed. This was quite out of the ordinary because he has never had a problem going to bed (well minus the colicky infant months... but we won't reminisce about that right now). Anyway, he would just freak out when placed in his bed or when going to bed was even mentioned. We finally figured out that he has reached an age where he has experienced being afraid of the dark. After a few sleepless nights of trying to rock, sing, read stories, and go back to bed (over and over again) we finally tried leaving the door open with the hallway light on... and it worked!! We had first tried a nightlight, but that just wasn't cutting it. Eli's room is as light as day with the hallway light shining in, but it works! Now that he has learned the words necessary to tell us what he wants he reminds me every evening, "Mommy weave doe open." Micah says he must be taking after me due to his need to clarify what exactly needs to happen before it happens, even when it's something we have done night after night :) Ha Ha! So Eli now sleeps in the light of day... but at least he's sleeping, and so are we. I thought the feat was worthy of a blog post.

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