Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.
Every afternoon….and sometimes all night long, the two year old wakes up shrieking at the top of her lungs. I race into her room…every time….under the impression that something is actively eating her – because that’s what the volume of her scream implies.
As I try to pick her up, she flails her arms, continuing to scream as though I’m the monster trying to eat her which is completely ridiculous. I don’t eat raw meat. Sometimes she’ll even smack me in the face when I’m trying to comfort her. At this point my glasses go flying off of my face and then I have to set her down-which makes her scream even louder- and feel my way around the floor, searching for my glasses.
Sigh. We’ve played this game every. Freakin’. Night. and every. Freakin’. Afternoon for TWO years!
The only thing that eventually calms her down is her playlist. She’s very particular about her playlist. No boys allowed!
I thought since it was Friday, and you love to dance, I’d share my daughter’s playlist with you, Ellen. I think you’ll get a kick out of the music videos that calm her down. I know I do!
There’s one song on this playlist I sing to my child when she’s this frantic. Let’s just say the lyrics are….appropriate for how I feel when she gets this way. See if you can guess which song it is!