Medication changes are fun for the whole family.
8:30 p.m. “It’s past your bedtime, get back in bed and go to sleep!”
8:40 p.m. “I know you love our bed, but you’re not sleeping with us (again), get back in your bed! No, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you just because I don’t want you in my bed, you sound like a bad date.”
8:42 p.m. “I’m serious, stay in bed or you will start losing toys and limbs.”
9:00 p.m. [sleep]
12:38 a.m. “Huh, wha-…NO, you cannot sleep here, go back to bed.”
12:39 a.m. [loud crying] “Stop crying, you are fine. I know you miss your family, but it’s not like we’re in another country, we’re just down the hall. I’ll explain what a country is tomorrow, please stay in bed.”
12:41 a.m. [howling] “OHMYGOD you have to be QUIET before you wake up the whole house! NO, you are still NOT getting in my bed! No, no I DO love you, I just don’t love it when you’re in my bed, kicking me all night. No, nobody is going to another country, at least not tonight.”
12:42 a.m. “Okay, I’m sorry I yelled. Yes I will rub your back if you go to sleep. Seriously, you must go to sleep.”
12:43 – 12:56 a.m. [back rubbing, clockwise circles, gradually decreasing pressure, transitioning from entire palm to just fingertips, staring at large world map on bedroom wall] Hmmmm, Turkmenistan is right there by Iran and Afghanistan, but you never hear about them. I wonder if the Turkmenistanians have Al Qaeda problems? I will have to google Turkmenistan tomorrow.
12:57 a.m. [sleep]
12:59 a.m. [THUNDER] “WAAAAAAAAH!!”