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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bedtime Stories

Tonight my daughter has been plagued with a bad dream and can not shake it. It reminded me of when I would have bad dreams and go snuggle down with my mom and dad in their bed. I remember climbing right in between them and feeling the warmth and love that is so comforting when you are scared.
My daughter wanted me to tell her a story. I came up with many. One about Janie the fish. Janie the teddy bear. Even a story about Janie the puppy who had an owner named Pennsylvania. All my silly stories did the trick and got her mind off whatever scary things were lurking in her little head. She is now in my bed, resting quietly. Which means someone will need to move her before my bedtime comes. Then again, maybe I will just leave her there to keep me company in case I have any bad dreams tonight.
Happy snuggling. :)


  1. Isn't it funny how the right story just pops into ones head at the right moment. Sweet dreams!

  2. I love your family stories. Although ages 21 and 17 has it advantages, I do miss snuggle times like these.

  3. Sweet to share Betsy, & so nice you have those 'stories' to comfort. Dreams are not always good to have! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I'm struck, as I read different blogs, by the power of stories in people's lives. Whether the person is five or fifty, there is so much comfort found there.

  5. How sweet that you snuggled together and told her stories. That sounds like exactly what she needed.

    BTW: One of my favorite kids' bedtime books is Sweet Dreams Lullaby by Betsy Snyder. While Janie might be a little old for it (She's 6, right?), it might not hurt to have it on-hand -- just in case.


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