I have written about my youngest daughter before. She is now four and is a pretty normal, healthy, happy child.
Two nights in a row she had gotten up and gone into her big sister's room some time in the night. This, in itself, is something that is not too strange or uncommon for a child to do in my opinion. I told her that she couldn't continue doing this and she is a big girl and needs to sleep all night in her room. I then read her 2 stories and said a prayer with her. Then I reminded her to stay in her room through the night. She got very serious with me and told me that she couldn't promise to do that. I asked her why. She then shifted her eyes to the corner of the room and whispered, "I can't say it right now." I asked her why again and she responded the same way. I asked her if she was afraid and she said, "Not now, but she will come later and that's when I go in sissy's room." I told her there was nothing to be afraid of and she was safe and snug in her room.
This morning she was once again in her sister's room. We went in her room to get dressed and I asked her why she didn't stay in her room. She looked into the same corner and said, "Because she is scary." I asked her who. She wouldn't answer.
I know that children say things and children leave their beds at night, but I also think we should listen to our children and believe what they tell us. The last time I wrote, nearly two years ago, she wouldn't stay in her room and referred to "a lady." After about a week or two she settled down and slept in her room with no issue until now. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
I hadn't thought about telling her anything about me seeing a lady. That is a wonderful suggestion. Especially since in my case my sweet lady was taking care of me. I don't think whatever it is means harm. I can sense things and I think it could be a guardian for her and she is just too little to understand that. Can't help but notice that she talks about seeing things around life events or changes (a move, a birthday). Thank you. And thank you for referring to me as her rock, that's all I ever want to be for both of my girls.