Playing with her own shadow

For the past few days, Ashley has been rather cranky during her sleep. Each time when she turns, she would make a crying sound, with her eyes closed. This happens for about 5 seconds and she would go right back to sleep. Two nights ago, she was sobbing. I heard some noise and turn to look at her. I saw tears on her eyes which were closed and then she started crying. I quickly carried her and soothed her. Five minutes later, she went back to sleep. Must be having a bad dream.

When I told my mum about these episodes, she said Ashley must be playing with her shadow. Huh?? Actually, she does play with her shadow. Recently she saw her own shadow on the wall and got very excited. Every night when I take her to the bedroom and switch off the lights, she would play for a while with the night light on. Since she found out about her shadow, she would jump around and wave her hands while looking at the wall. She laughs her head off at her own antics.

So, is it true that children have nightmare after playing with their shadows? I really don’t know. My mother believes in a lot of old wives’ tales that she sometimes turn me into a paranoid mother. I hope Ashley will sleep better tonight (fingers crossed).

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4 Responses to Playing with her own shadow

  1. mott says:

    wow..that’s an interesting version! I know my No.1 sometimes cries in his sleep…but I never knew why!

  2. mika's mummy says:

    poor Ashley! Try not to let her play with her shadow tonite n c how. Eh…try tomorrow…tonite’s halloween…little goblins out for trick or treating…ha ha ha ha ha!Pls dont get all stressed up la…she must be having bad dreams…that’s why she cried i think! Try to put on some music when she sleeps…to soothe her!

  3. Mommy to Chumsy says:

    Hi all. Last night I didn’t let Ashley play with her shadow and you know what? She slept well. Sometimes I don’t know whether to believe in these tales or not. Heehehehe….will try it out again tonight.

    Too bad children here don’t go out trick or treating on Halloween night. Would love to dress up Ashley. If I take her out to do trick or treat, people might say we are “chi seen” šŸ˜€

  4. jazzmint says:

    wow…didn’t know that playing with shadow will be like that…hmm…i must check on my girl to see if true or not since she also sometimes cry mid of the nite

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