My Late Night Visitor

boy asleep snuggling with stuffed bear

‘Round about 4 am local time, I heard the patter of little feet heading my way.  The conversation went like this:

Captain Earthquake: Mama, can I sweep wif you?

Me: No, honey, you have to sleep in your own bed.  I can’t sleep when you’re in my bed.

(We have so gone down this road before.  He’s only slept through the night for the past several months.)

Captain Earthquake: Okay.

Captain Earthquake: Mama, can I cover you up?

Me: No thank you sweetie.  I’m already covered.  You go back to bed now.  I love you.

Captain Earthquake: Okay.  I love you too. pads off toward bed and doesn’t return

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who get woken up at night.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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