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Facing fear...things we hear...
A long time ago-I think my daughter, Nattie, developed a fear of toilets after this incident occurred. Ever since she potty-trained she's always had the "fear of the flush" and today was no exception.
She's been sick with a cold the past few nights so we've been sleeping on the couches downstairs so the coughing, sneezing and nose-blowing don't wake the whole house. Of course, I don't mind being woke up-it's a signal that she's ok. It's so hard to see your children sick...
After last night's midnight rendezvous with the tissue box and some ibuprofen, I fell back to sleep pretty hard until about 2:30 when she woke up to go potty.
When she finished, she shook me by my foot to wake me up and scared the daylights out of me.
"Why did you wake me up?" I asked panting and shaking.
"Because I had to flush," she declared with honesty.
"Mama, I had to flush and I didn't want to wake you up. But I was scared."
"Yes, a girl's got fears you know. I have fears and I have to face them even though I'm seven."
"Oh, so you wanted to face them with me and decided not to flush until I was awake?"
Now she's gone back to sleep. I'm awake! Writing, slicing, reading and commenting...a win win...
Thank goodness I could stay home from work today.