There’s no curtain in one of our bedrooms where our 8 year old daughter Pristine sleeps. There used to be but after we took it down and washed it, no one really bothered to put it back up again. It’s actually good – Pristine wakes up naturally to morning light coming in (has no effect whatsoever though to the sleeping adults).
Anyway, the moon was so bright and shining before the lunar eclipse two days ago. Pristine came to the room where I’ve been temporarily sleeping with the baby.
Pristine: Mama, I can’t sleep. The moon is too bright!
Me: If papa were here we could ask him to put the curtains but he’s on night shift today and won’t be home until midnight.
Pristine: It’s so difficult to sleep! The moon is acting like the sun!
Me: Ok, you sleep in my room tonight.
And she picked up her pillow and blanket and tried to sleep in another bed. After a few minutes, baby Ben started crying. Pristine tossed and turned in her bed. Baby Ben cried off and on for the next 15 minutes so finally…
Pristine: (picking up her sleeping stuff) I’m going back to the bright room!
Me: But it’s bright there you won’t be able to sleep…
Pristine: Bright is ok mama…better than noisy because if it’s bright, I can close my eyes but with noisy, I can NOT close my ears!