Sophie is going through one of her waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-which-sucks-big-time-for-her-insomniac-parents phases.
Every few months, she’ll subject us to a multi-day cycle of waking up and then waking us up from a deep sleep (an occurrence thats all too rare these days). Last week, she had an excuse. Her bothersome bloody nose, which tends to have piss-poor timing and manifest itself for several days in a row . This week, however, is another story.
I don’t know exactly why she’s been getting up. She claims to be warm because the A/C vents aren’t directly over her head. Seriously, she’s like the princess and the pea. I told her she’s probably warm because she sleeps with a menagerie of stuffed animals and pillow pets that create the equivalent of a sweat lodge.
She doesn’t appreciate that response. At all. But I stand by it. Because I’m her mommy and I’m smart. And I know these things. Stuffed animals give off heat. I think she has about 30 of them in her bed. It’s ridiculous. The animals need a twin bed just to themselves. Sophie has been relegated to a corner of her mattress. I’m surprised she doesn’t fall off her bed given her desire to ensure the comfort of her inanimate creatures.
And forget it when my husband or I try to join her on her bed to read books. God forbid I inadvertently sit on one of her precious pets. “Mommy! You’re sitting on Uni! Mommy! You’re squishing Penguino! Mommy! Get your ass off of Shirley!” Ok – she doesn’t say that. But I’m sure she’s thinking it.