Wednesday, February 29, 2012


My poor Gavie Doodle Noodle has been a little puny for the last couple of days, running a low-grade fever with a hacky cough.

I KNOW something is up when all the kingpin wants to do is lay on the couch, poor little man.

Last night, in the middle of the night, he woke up screaming, and I ran up the stairs, adrenaline pumping, stumbling with sleep. He was burning up, crying, and inconsolable. I brought him downstairs and tried to find out what was wrong - did he feel bad? Was it the fever? Did he have a bad dream?

FINALLY, today I got him to tell me that he had had "a scurrrry dream." He wouldn't elaborate, and I tried to get him to talk about it, thinking the monster might go away if he told me about him. No such luck.

He didn't want to go to bed tonight, saying he was afraid of more scurry dreams. I reassured him that mommy and daddy were always there to protect him, and would never leave him in his room alone if he was having a bad dream. There were hugs and kisses and songs and books, and just before I left, he said, "Don't leave me up here by myself all night."

Thus far we have been lucky that we haven't dealt much with nightmares, and hopefully this is a passing phase. I'd love to hear from anyone else out there who has dealt with them, and what you did to reassure your little ones. Anyone? Anyone????

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Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Oh this is front and center in our house with nightmares right now. My girl has lots of them that involve spiders. So we do the same thing tell her mommy and daddy are here to protect her and that it's just a dream, not real. It sucks to see them so scurred! On a somewhat related note, my girl woke up Monday night(technically Tuesday morning) at 1am so hot with fever. my kid defies logic and is like a coke head when she has a fever, she is jacked up and talks nonstop, it's like she's on speed. So I just let her watch TV so at least she's not running around and it was running commentary and questions all night long. At about 4am I was like "Yo, settle down Lindsay Lohan.". Thank Buddha the Tylenol kicked in and she settled down a bit but never went to sleep. Needless to say Tuesday sucked. Hope Gavin feels better soon!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Ugh - I cannot imagine!! Poor thing - how old is she? Scarlett is TERRIFIED of spiders too. Like, she screams bloody murder if she sees one. I'm surprised that a) she hasn't had the spider nightmare yet, and b) her bros haven't figured out how to endlessly torment her with them yet. Your LiLo comment made me laugh out loud mama.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

She's 3 gonna be 4 in June. And with the spider thing, guess who her favorite superhero is? Spiderman. Go figure, makes zippo sense....