Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Best Friends & Night Terrors

Siah has been struggling with being scared at night. He wakes up with these horrible night terrors and screams bloody murder until I come in and tell him to lay back down.

We tell him that if he wakes up scared, he can always pray.
We tell him that God is always with him and that there is nothing to be afraid of.
He doesn't watch scary movies.
He is pretty much never eposed to anything that I would define as scary...
But none the less, night after night he wakes up terrified...
usually it's some sort of animal crawling around in his bed.

But last night he slept all night! He asked me at breakfast this morning (like he does every morning)

"Did you sleep ok Mama?"
"Yes, I did buddy. Did you sleep ok?"

"You didn't have any bad dreams, huh?"

"Nope! It's because I'm Halee's best friend, and Halee is my best friend, so I don't have to be afraid. That's why Siah no have bad dream." (He still speaks in the 3d person, which I absolutely love and am in NO hurry to weed out any time soon.)

Thank God for best friends! Why didn't I think of telling him that, I could have gotten a little more sleep these past few months!