Last night, I settled Mog into bed, in a very happy giggly mood, put her music on, and pottered about the house doing a bit of a tidy. Then sat down at the computer and pootled about on the 'net for a while, had a nice long bath, read in bed. During all these activities, noisy and quiet, I could hear Mog's sleeping breaths - there is no sweeter sight than a child asleep at night. All calm, sleeping sweetly.
I turned off my bedside light and she began to cry. Now there is no way she can see any light in my bedroom from her bedroom, and it's a silent switch, I was already in bed when I turned off the light, and had been for a while. Yet this is something she manages on a regular basis. How does she do it?
So, light back on, sorted her out and made her comfortable again, gave her some sleepy medicine, popped her music back on and crawled back into bed. Peace.
This morning Mog woke me up fairly early (very early for a Saturday!) crying and uncomfortable again. So I sorted out her morning medicines and tried to resettle her; not going to happen. Lots of cuddles, lots of rocking, and some really fantastic communication - she told me she was feeling sick, tummy ache sick, and also her hips were hurting. So dosed her up with some painkillers, laid her out on the settee to empty her stomach for her (she cannot vomit orally), she then wanted a blanket and settled back to a beautifully peaceful sleep.
I watched her for a while, carried on with my computering, put some music on, turned it off, generally alternated between early morning pottering and sitting quietly. And then decided it was definitely time to get up properly. The very instant I stood up to get dressed, Mog woke. How does she do it?