January 23, 2013

Longhorn Dreaming

Owen's gotten very sensitive about his dreams, particularly the bad ones. Several weeks ago, he woke up screaming and freaked out like I've never seen him freak out before. He was convinced that there were wild animals in the hallway outside his door. Despite hugging him, wiping away his tears and assuring him that there were no animals in the hallway, wild or otherwise, it took him quite a while to settle down.

Unfortunately, Owen also just figured out that the force fields we told him were installed around his window and door - the ones that were activated as soon as it got dark - were a stone cold lie. Instead, we tried a trick that we started with Mia. When she would have bad dreams, we'd tie a bandana around her head. It was, of course, loaded with good dreams.

Owen wouldn't settle for any girly bandana. Instead he went for my oldest, most prized, and grimiest old hat, a Texas Longhorns hat I've had since high school. Hey, whatever works.


Posted by Chris at January 23, 2013 7:18 AM

Poor Owen, it's a terrible time when they have nightmares or night terrors. I gave my son a celtic cross necklace to wear. When that lost it's effectiveness, we bought el cheapo motion detector alarms from the toy shop that went across the doorway & a set for the window space, so that we'd know if anyone broke into his room. Luckily for us that helped until he was older.

Posted by: Kerrie at January 23, 2013 8:45 AM

So cute!!!!

Posted by: alektra at January 23, 2013 10:51 AM