So I check on my kids before I go to bed every night - they've already been asleep for a number of hours hopefully by that time. Tonight I do the check. One is completely surrounded by stuffed animals in his bed, around his bed - generally it's an animal abudanza. The other has chosen one animal to be her company for the evening. It also appears as though she was holding a very close and important conversation with this one carefully chosen bear. After my eyes adjust to the light and I get close (to make sure she is breathing), I realize that she is holding the bear so that they are nose to nose and she has tied the bear to her neck (loosely) with her sheet. It must have been a crucial conversation. These are my children - even in their deepest sleep they still hold strong to their personalities: one is all about quantity and haphazardness - many interactions with a number of random animals - the other is all about carefully measured out conversations with carefully selected "friends." How does this happen even during sleep?
Silver Lining: Even when I ignore the blog for a number of weeks - it will still take me back. Welcome to the random world of Julie.