This past weekend my brother in law, sister in law and their young daughter dropped in for a visit and ended up staying overnight.
I wasn’t super thrilled to have unexpected house guests but I did end up having a nice time. I was actually able to spend quite a bit of quality time with my young niece.
I didn’t know this, but she’s been getting scared lately when she’s gone to friends houses for sleep overs. The week before she’d even ended up calling her mom at 3 in the morning to come pick her up.
Not being aware of her fear of sleeping in strange places I’d made up one of our spare bedrooms with kids bedding and made it all nice for her. When I told her mom what I’d prepared she didn’t think that my niece would end up sleeping alone but to everyones surprise she did.
It could be that she was in a relatives house or the fact that I’d taken the time to make sure the room was made up nice for her … either way it was her first time sleeping on her own in our house and she felt so proud of herself when she got up in the morning.
It made me feel proud too to have helped her through a phase. Well I hope she did, maybe she’ll have more success on her next sleep over at a friends.