Michael Jackson saves the day!
So, just a brief update on Sonia’s sleeping situation (which I’ll document in a forthcoming UNcubed strip). As many of you know, Sonia doesn’t like to stay in her crib and fall asleep on her own. We’ve tried leaving her in there, but she’ll howl and cry for an hour before the exhaustion forces her to sleep.
We’ve closed the door, we’ve tried to leave, but we’ve stuck to our guns. Just yesterday I tried something different. Instead of putting her in her crib, when it was time for her to go to sleep, I brought her into my office, turned on iTunes and played a few Michael Jackson tunes with the screensaver visualizer active.
After a few minutes she started to nod off. When she was just on the verge of falling asleep, I put her into her crib. There was no resistance on her part. Wanting to test a hunch, I tried the same tactic this evening.
It worked again, like a charm. I don’t mind this type of bed time ritual, as long as it gives us a little more peace and quiet at night. So, thank you Michael Jackson, and thank you iTunes. You’ve made two very tired parents happy.