Friday, May 30, 2008

Night Terrors

Oh my gosh! It used to happen all the time but we had a reprieve for probably six months. It has started again. Night Terrors, Night Mares and just waking up in the middle of the night and wanting to sleep with us.

The Night Terrors are so scary. We usually hear Zion screaming, it scares us awake. Then we hear his feet on the wood floors. Jason or I jump out of bed and find Zion running from the other end of the house, screaming, and looking behind him. It almost looks like he is running from something. He doesn't even seem to see us. It scares me to death. I almost feels like there is someone in my house that he is running from.

The Nightmares consist of him just being scared to go to sleep. He always wants the light on. So the house is practically lit up like a Christmas Tree at night. I like for it to be completely blacked out when I am sleeping, so when he sneaks into our room at night and doesn't shut the door behind him, it leaks in a sun ray of light into my bedroom and wakes me up. I can't go back to sleep like Jason can, so last night I stared at my ceiling for two hours until I finally fell back to sleep for thirty minutes when my alarm went off.

He is so sweet and cute. I want to protect him, but when I have such a lack of sleep my inner beast comes out. I get so frustrated with him. I really have to control my temper. I wish he would just sleep like my other kids: Through the night without a peep.

Here is a great article describing what I am talking about with night terrors.

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