Now, here’s the thing. My eldest, who is six, has a “cusky”. It’s a rag comforter. She also sucks her left index and middle finger when she’s tired. So she starts nodding off and I decide to watch her. Her little fingers are in her mouth while the fingers of her other hand are using one of the comforter rag ends to draw circles on her cheek. Suddenly the two fingers that are not in her mouth start “reeling in” the rag end and it disappears under her quilt. This all happened while she was asleep. It killed me not to laugh out loud, but it was cuteness beyond belief!
On the other hand, my youngest is four and she still has a dummy (pacifier). I asked her one night why she still needs one. Her answer: “I just like this,” and flicked the plastic ring up and down against the plate. The tiny click is her little “comforter”.
How cool it is to be a child! Not a care in the world. The most important thing for them at bedtime is a piece of rag or the gentle click of plastic.
Little do they know that when they get older, the most important thing at bedtime is to make sure you’ve been to the toilet, don’t drink too much water before bed and then don’t ask yourself have you locked the front door, because you will not get to sleep (as hard as you try) until you’ve crept downstairs and checked……….that you actually have!
Here’s to another troubled nights sleep!