We haven't gotten much sleep the last couple nights and the sweet little girl in the picture above is the reason. Maybe God is just preparing us. In a few weeks we'll be back to no sleep, but it will be because of a newborn, not a 3-year-old.
Elise has been waking up several times after we put her to bed and, up to this point, we haven't been able to determine the cause. Bathroom break? Nope. Cold? Hot? Nope. And usually when we ask, she can't answer us. I have gotten a "I don't want to sleeeeep!" a few times at 1:30 in the morning. Night terrors? Maybe, but it's so hard to tell.
This morning we tried a new tactic: ask her why she's waking up when she hasn't just woken up. Really, can any of us form a coherent thought after waking in the middle of the night? Turns out she doesn't have much recollection of the previous night's events. We had to remind her that she woke up several times. Then we asked her again why she was crying in the middle of the night. Her response? I was only pretending.
Sigh...too bad we can't "only pretend" to respond.