Mommy, I Want a Nap
Every night between 10:00 and 11:00, Grace wakes up with nightmares.
Every. night. for. weeks.
She starts crying and screaming and speaking words that we can’t understand. Sometimes she is reaching and picking at things. If I sit on the bed she will pick at my clothes like something is there.
It always happens about an hour after she has fallen asleep and that is usually the only time the entire night. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like she has actually woken up, she is sort of in a daze. Danny has better luck calming her down. He talks loudly and firmly, I guess I am too soothing and it doesn’t quite wake her up.
Tonight, she sat up in bed with the same usual routine and we actually understood the first sentence which was…
“Mommy, I want a nap.”
Struck me as funny, what with her being asleep and all, and it’s not like I won’t let her have a nap…