Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dress-up in the Dark.

Anna goes through these phases where she wakes up in the middle of the night and comes to our room. She knows by now that she's definitely not getting into bed with us (unless the sun is up and it's time to get up anyway). I guess she just comes in there to let us know she's up and she wants us (me usually) to put her back in bed. For this current phase she's added a little twist. Sometime during the night, whether it's right before she goes to sleep for the first time or later on, she puts on some sort of clothing or accessory. It can be her feather boa, her princess shoes or some other everyday shoes, a hat, knee socks, etc. Last night she came in with her silver "princess shoes" which are just her Target ballet slippers. I noticed she had them on and she noticed that I noticed. She immediately began with the story about how Nana bought them for her and that they aren't the pink "sbroc-wee" (sparkly) shoes that hurt her feet. Then the story about the owie she got while wearing the "pink sbroc-wees", and on and on. Just the thought process spoken allowed. And ending the story about how she NEEDS to keep them on while she's in bed. Whatever floats your boat, girl. I think she's phasing out the naked sleeping...mostly.

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