On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

slumber party

In November during one of Sissy's overnight TL's, just before her return to the hospital, we got the chance to have a little nap on the bed.  And there wasn't any RAD crazies afterward, a first.

Then in December after her discharge, we had a few share-the-bed-with-mom nights.  She slept talked, cried, shouted, sat up in bed and rocked and was difficult to sleep with but... BUT, there was no RAD crazies afterward. 

The other night, I went for broke and let her sleep in the bed with me again, WG on the floor.  We had a slumber party and it was FUN!  We all slept peacefully, we woke nicely and it was nice.  Just so nice.  AMAZING nice.  No sleep issues.  No waking, no tossing, no shouting or crying or sleep-walking.  Nothing.

And still no RAD crazies for it afterward. 

I could get used to this.


Johanna said...


Elizabeth-Anne said...

Yahoo!!!! Mark it on your calendar and celebrate it from time to time for yourself! I am so very happy for you!