... Tea parties.
...that we are able to harness Rascal's love of tea parties to help her.
I think that I mentioned a few weeks ago that Rascal was waking in the night suffering from nightmares about earthquakes. Well we have developed a new nightly ritual. Each night before she goes to bed we make a list "happy things" that she can dream about. Tonight Rascal's list was "preschool, preschool friends, tea parties and cuddles" a few nights ago the list was "birthdays, candles, cake and cake!"*.
There are 2 good parts to this story. The first is that the night waking seems to be diminishing (don't want to jinx things by saying its completely over) and the second is that she got up the other morning and told hubby that she had dreamt of tea parties... how cute is that?!?
* Just to clarify, its months away from her birthday, but after being a bit scared of candles at her 2nd birthday, Rascal has now decided that blowing candles out is fun... In her book, all cakes now require candles (and cake itself is of course yum!)