Monday, March 9, 2009
I have been worried about Davis lately. He has been having night terrors every time he sleeps. I know this is normal for toddlers. . .however, adopted children freak a mama out. With Brayden and Gracie whenever they screamed in their sleep, I knew it was just a nightmare. I'd been with them all of their lives so I knew nothing traumatic had happened to them!! With Davis, it's a whole other story. I have no clue what trauma he has faced in his life. I don't know the scares he's endured. I don't know how people have treated him in his life. So, when he wakes up screaming my name and saying "owie" my heart just melts.
Today, he woke up screaming again. . .I rushed in and told him everything was ok, Mama was here. I asked him if he had a bad dream and he said, "yes". I asked him if someone was being mean to him and he said 'yes' again. "What happened?" I questioned him gently. He's never really answered this in that past, so I was surprised when he demonstrated the someone was pulling his hair. He was still crying a bit and nervous. I gently asked him if he knew who it was who was being mean to him. He nodded his head, yes.
His answer? "Sasie" (Gracie)
Poor little thing! Here I was all worried about what trauma my son has endured and his real nightmares have to do with his sister, Gracie, pulling his hair!!! Too funny!
**Note: I'm not saying that he couldn't have nightmares that deal with real past issues. . .I'm just pointing out to myself that it's not always the case!