Ever since we have come back from Boston (yes I realize I owe you pictures and stories but I have been a bit exhausted lately. Soon!) Bean has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming. Sometimes it is 3am, sometimes midnight, last night it was only 11. I go into her room and try to figure out if she is really awake. Sometimes she isn’t and she is screaming about magic wands and how she doesn’t have the right one. Other times she is awake and screaming at me to snuggle her, then screaming that I messed up the bed, or am not laying next to her correctly. The shortest “episode” is half and hour, the longest was a little over an hour. They all end up with her collapsing on the floor, me scooping her up, and rocking her back to sleep in the rocking chair.
I know a few other people who are going through the same thing with their toddlers, so maybe it is a lunar thing, or a developmental thing. I think it is because before we went to Boston I said “Let’s get rid of the rocking chair, we aren’t using it anyway”. I think it is the rocking chair’s way of giving me the finger and saying “see, you really do need me after all”.