I find it really hard to fall asleep some nights. And staying asleep becomes a challenge too! Especially when Wesley wakes up in the middle of the night crying. I know some of you are going through the same thing this week. And broken sleep really sucks.
What was the problem? Wesley lost his black sunglasses. He had three pairs - black, brown and some crazy looking blue ones his dad bought him. He rarely ever wears any of them, but when he does, it's the black ones. A week ago his dad took him to a carnival and he left his black sunglasses on one of the rides. By the time the realized it and went back to retrieve them, they were gone. Probably being worn by some other kid who's parents will wonder later how the black sunglasses became part of their child's wardrobe.
I was told about the loss of the sunglasses the day it happened. And, it didn't seem like a big deal to Wesley. It certainly wasn't to me since he has two other pairs. But, in the middle of the night it apparently became a BIG deal.
The solution... we went to Walmart yesterday and bought a new pair of black sunglasses.
I don't really think the sunglasses were the issue. I think his mind is whirling with thoughts of his dad leaving. (He's being deployed at the end of the month.) I'm sure the old fears of abandonment are creeping in again. If that's the case, I'm in for a long bought of nights with broken sleep.