Friday, January 20, 2012

You Give them an inch, and they'll swim all over you.....

Quinn recently started being afraid of the dark. Like really afraid. Like we'd find her hiding under her covers screaming "MOMMY, mommy, mommy!" at the top of her lungs. And when I'd pick her up she'd be shaking all over and her heart would be racing. So, we started putting one of her stuffed animals in the door, keeping it open about five inches, when we'd put her to bed. That seemed to fix the problem. She could hear Tyson and I talking and there was enough light so that she wouldn't be scared. But then, things started getting out of control.....

Instead of ONE stuffed animal in the door, there were two, and then three, and then four, and so on. And we would always just come back and remind her that the rule was one stuffed animal. But last night topped the cake. She started thinking BIG. As in, why use her 8" teddy bear in the door, when she could use her giant 3' teddy bear? and then, if I'm using ONE big one, why not three?

Let's just say, this girl thinks exactly like her father. Go big or go home.

1 comment:

  1. We have to crack the door for Kaitlynn to unless she is already asleep and we have to have a lamp in her room to have a little light in there for when she does wake up, but we still seem to be in there too much at night trying to console her and tell her she cannot sleep in our room.