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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Midnight in the Bedroom of Good and Evil


Last night, Jilly had a nightmare. Actually, it is hard to know if it is a nightmare or just an outburst of some sort. These used to go on almost every night, and my poor ringing ears are testament to how loud and long she can scream. Now, they are infrequent and not so long or loud. However, I still find my brain playing 'angel/devil' when we're in the midst of an episode.

Here's how it went down last night, around 2am. Please note that 'Devil Me' only speaks in my head:

Jilly: cry/scream, cry/scream
Angel Me: "What's wrong honey? Are you having a bad dream? Want to snuggle?"
Devil Me: "UGH! Not this again! Why can't you just sleep?!?"

Jilly: screams louder, start to kick
Angel Me: "Ouch! No kicking sweetie. Let mommy rub your back. You're ok."
Devil Me: "That friggin' hurt! STOP SCREAMING!!!!!!! I'm going to be deaf by 40."

Jilly: quieting down a bit, now just crying. "I want a pink balloon!"
Angel Me: "A pink balloon? Oh, I wish I could give you a pink balloon right now! Wouldn't this room look nice if we had pink balloons everywhere?"
Devil Me: "A pink balloon? At 2am? Are you nuts? What goes on in your head? I shouldn't have had all that coffee when I was pregnant."

Jilly: settles down into my arms and falls asleep, albeit with her head on top of my head.
Angel Me: "Oh, my little munchkin. It's ok now. Go to sleep"
Devil Me: "Your head is heavy! Crap, when will this kid sleep in her own bed?"

I wish I could purge the "Devil Me' completely from my system but, at the very least, I can keep her quiet.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Julie said...

I call that my on/off switch. What the mind thinks and what it says are totally different things huh?
Jilly and M are so much alike.... we need to chat more often.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous the Sistah said...

Oh, you have a very good filter.

Maybe she had '99 Luft Balloons' playing in her head?

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Mom101 said...

I think "Angel You" is actually "Smart Mommy You." Whatever works, especially in the wee hours of the morning. (the title is awesome btw!)

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am so glad that other moms have "the voice" too

1:15 AM  

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