By the time my kid was seven years-old, I didn’t think sleep would be an issue for her.
There’s always some ailment that needs tending to and is causing her to stay awake. Like that invisible scratch on her ankle, or she needs a hangnail cut off, or another good night kiss.
Well, a new bedtime hell has taken over the house and it’s all Bloody Mary’s fault. A classmate of her’s told the hummingbird how if she says Bloody Mary in the mirror three times, she appears.
Now, it’s all about Bloody Mary coming to get her and she’ll get up out of bed three or four times before she falls asleep.
Also, a few weeks ago, we had two power outages a few minutes apart. It was early in the morning and it woke her up.
So, besides Bloody Mary, we have to assure her that if it rains or snows, there’s most likely not going to be a power outage.
It doesn’t matter though. It’s just one more excuse for her to use to try and get out of going to bed. If only she knew that I know ALL of the tricks. But, she seems so sure that she’s pulling one over on me.
Sleep, how I miss you.