Dear AidanPosted: April 29, 2008
I’m sure you must be tired today. I know I am. And I’m fairly confident your Mom is, too.
Waking up at 2:30 a.m. will do that to you (and us).
Having bad dreams suck. I remember that feeling. But, not going back to sleep isn’t the way to get over the fear. And, because Erin’s room is in between your’s and our’s, we had no choice but to get up each time you called for Mom. The last thing we needed was two kids wide awake at 3 a.m.!
Mom did the best she could, and then I took my turn (and hopefully giving Mom the chance to get back to sleep for a bit). Heck, I thought taking you down to watch Barney would put you to sleep. But, it didn’t. Then, when Mom climbed into your bed (since we are trying like heck not to have you come into ours…we just don’t want to start that), she wasn’t sure if you fell asleep again or not, but she knows she did for just a bit.
I could see the tired in your eyes as we were going to school, and I certainly hope you’re taking a nap this afternoon at Mimi and Papa’s.
I wish I was taking one now, too.
We love you, bud. More than you’ll ever probably know. And as much as it can be aggravating, the constant questions and other things of late are relatively easy to handle. It’s the 2:30 a.m. wake-up calls that Mom and I can do without. Especially Mom. Be sure to give her a big hug today when she picks you up.