Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mr. Sandman, Lend me a Train... Do Do Do Do....
So since I started talking about beds, I wanted to let you guys and gals in on a secret. I have found the best and most comfortable way to sleep, ever! Different people in my family have different thoughts on how to have a great night of sleep. For Dad, it is facing a wall with one foot out of the covers. This has to happen or he cannot sleep. When I go and visit them in the night, I like covering his foot and making him wake up almost immediately. It is funny.
Gillian does not really have a sleeping idiosyncrasy because she is so frantic that by the time she lets herself settle down, she passes out almost immediately. She squirms around a lot in the wake time though.
Liana was interesting. When she was little, she would sleep with some stuffed animals. That is normal. What was abnormal was that she also needed to sleep on a Baker's Dozen of assorted books. These were not flat across the bottom of the bed but scattered all nimbly pimbly in the crib. To add to the "Den of Madness," she slept with an assortment of dreidels. Plastic, wooden, small, and not so small, they all found their way into this baffling bed. She eventually outgrew the crib and with it, the books and dreidels. Now she sleeps with mob of stuffed animals meticulously placed nightly in just the right spots staring at her.
They are all crazy. I would like to state that I am not.
I choose to sleep with four baby blankets on me, three stuffed animals at the end of the bed looking away from me, two library books (Thomas, of course) that I sleep on top of, and the piece d'resistance--four to six miniature trains (Little Engine and the car, two circus transport cars, my new bullet train and car from China)--also under me. I have to be sleeping on these trains. If I am not, I wake up and start hunting. Even when I choose to make my parents' night of sleep better by joining them in their bed and kicking or screaming at them, I bring the trains with me. You should try it. This is Tots Legit. I think I have found the holy grail of sleep aids. Diecast or wooden trains making indentations on your chest as you sleep. Anybody else doing this? We should trade trains.