Friday, March 09, 2007

there are already things that i can not protect my baby from. bad dreams.

she woke up crying in the middle of the night- angry or frightened i was not sure. she flung her arms around my neck and held me tight. after a few moments let go and went back to sleep.


The Mad Momma said...

oh that is terrible. the Brat gets nightmares too and I feel so helpless... what do you think could possibly scare such young babies?

anita & amit said...

lots of things scare babies - my theory is that (and feel free to shoot it down) it's a sign that they are acquiring language and these nameless fears just show us they acquiring the power to imagine - versus the power to process which was king so far! with n i calm her down and have a sort fo mom-made talisman, i blow on her head and tell her i've blown the bad dream away. i didn't know it was working till she woke up with a bad dream and said, 'amma, bad dream, blow!' so perhaps it helps? :)