I knew that approximately thirty minutes after I settled into bed, she’d barge into my room whimpering. After a while, you just know these things.
She never wants to sleep all by herself. Even if you give her every known nightlight in the house, a mountain of stuffed animals and the world’s most comfortable pillows she’ll still insist. She could be out like a light, sleeping through the shouting fans, the blaring television and the gentle hum of the dryer. Still, she would wait until you’re settled into bed, just beginning to shut your eyes and then she would run to your room, begging for you to stay with her until she falls asleep.
Eventually one just gives in to the demands of the ever persistent four year old.
Hopefully I can actually get a decent amount of sleep tonight. We’ll see.
— R and Princess Curly Top.