Ok, so both of my children are afraid of the dark. Really, I am not surprised considering I still have a night-light in my room, but that is mostly attributed to my poor night vision. Anyway, that is a topic for another day.
I have night lights for the kids, but my daughter will still wake from time to time to tell me that everything is “scary.” Honestly, I think it is a ploy to get me to let her sleep in my bed which I no longer do because I am not too fond of waking up with feet in my face. So I came up with a new trick that I thought I would share.
When she wakes in the middle of the night, I ask her if she needs a little extra “fairy dust,” and then I take my fingers and rub them together over her head like I am sprinkling “fairy dust” over her head. I tell her it is guaranteed to make her have good dreams. It works! She wakes up less often crying, and she seldom asks to sleep with me now.
Sometimes, you have to get creative if you don’t want to wake up to smelly feet in your face!