Toby is going through that phase where he is sorting out what is real and what is imaginary. At the moment the line in fairly blurred. For the last few nights he has woken up crying, believing there are monsters under his bed, or creepy crawlies in his sheets. The dreams must seem very real to him because he is so upset when he wakes, and doesn’t seem to understand that he was dreaming
Last night he woke up crying because he thought there were snakes in his bed. He was talking incoherently about Hannah’s close encounter with a snake, and was sure that there were more inside. It took quite a lot of convincing him that there were no snakes (not to mention lots of cuddles) before he went back to sleep.
I don’t remember the girls going through this phase. Perhaps they had the odd night where something scared them, but I don’t remember anything that was more than a night. Toby has been regularly upset at the same time each night for a few weeks. Fortunately he doesn’t remember them in the morning.
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