Lily has finally breeched her force field around her bed, and in fact yesterday morning came downstairs by herself with no one there and stayed there without waking me up. Rose had had a rough night and was up from 2:30 to 5:30 am for no good reason. Rose and I were sacked out together in my bed and Dr. Toy Warden had left for work.
When I came downstairs for the day, I was shocked to discover Lily downstairs completely dressed, alone and waiting for us.
I asked Lily why she hadn’t woken me up.
“I went to go get you, but I saw that you and Rose were sleeping. You looked tired so I let you sleep.”
I told her she could have woken me up so that I could feed her breakfast and she wouldn’t have to be alone downstairs because, you know, she’s only 4 years old. I’m not sure if I’m 100% comfortable with her being alone downstairs for who knows how long without my knowledge while I sleep upstairs. If I had known she was awake, I would have come downstairs!
“You and Rose looked so tired. You needed to sleep!”
Profoundly true. And thoughtful.
I asked her if she was scared or lonely downstairs alone.
“No. I knew you were upstairs if I needed you.”
So… I guess this is something that’s going to happen now that the force field is broken. If only the broken force field would result in her being potty trained for night. That’s probably too much to ask though.