Niamhy turned 11 about 1 ½ months ago. This means she is exactly the same age as I was when I was sent to boarding school. She had a nightmare last night, woke up in a panic, shouted Mommy, got Daddy cos. Mommy didn’t wake up and spent the rest of the night in bed with us.
This morning at breakfast Andy said, what happened when you woke up in the middle of the night at your school? Well, your Mommy sure as heck isn’t there – so you suck it up and go back to sleep, alone, and in my case, 1000’s of miles from my family….