About 6 months ago my 3 year old started having trouble with dreams. She wasn’t having the pleasant rainbow and fairy princess dreams anymore… she was having the bad scary kind that woke her up in the middle of the night and caused her to not want to go to sleep at night.
I went to our wonderful library and talked to the librarian who recommended The Dream Jar by Lindan Lee Johnson
This gem of a book is a darling tale of a little girl who has nightmares and is afraid of sleeping alone, until with the help of her big sister, she discovers the trick to turning bad dreams into good ones. Her big sister makes her a Dream Jar.
I highly recommend this book. It is a beautiful read and a fabulous idea.
Well, seeing as my 3 year old can’t read *gasp*… I know. I had to come up with another idea. Somewhere from the cobwebbed depths of my mommybrain came Nighttime Magic.
Every night after either Daddy or I read her book to her, I go in and with her favorite stuffed pink and white dog, Maddie, I cast a spell on her room. This involves me zooming around her bed twice with Maddie and then I lower Maddie to her mouth and she whispers the magic words… are you ready for this?
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo.
Yes, the ultimate magic spell of all time. She then receives a kiss from Maddie, who remains stationed on the foot of the bed for the rest of the night. A kiss from Momma, and it’s off to dreamland for her. Dreamland is now a magical place full of frolic, fairies, princesses and all the wonderful things that a 3 year old princess could ever want.
I wish you all a little bit more magic in your lives.