Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sweet Dreams


A while back The Mayor woke in the middle of the night screaming.

Bad dreams.

K went to The Mayor's room to check on him and found him stirring restlessly between sleep and wakefulness.

"Are you okay, Mayor?" K asked.

"I had a scary dream, Daddy" The Mayor said.

"Hmmm," K thought. "You know what I can do? I can put a special necklace around your neck to protect you."

"Okay," The Mayor agreed.

K fastened the invisible protection around The Mayor's neck.

"This necklace is made entirely out of my love and it will keep you safe from bad dreams," K told The Mayor. "They won't bother you now. Go back to sleep, my sweet boy."

The Mayor closed his eyes and didn't wake again until morning.

Last night, K tucked The Mayor in to bed and, as he was leaving the room, he said,

"Sweet dreams, Mayor."

"Dad?" The Mayor called after him.

"Yes, Mayor?" K said leaning back into the room.

"I've still got my necklace on."

When K told me this story I asked him to fasten one around my neck too.

We're all wearing them now.





45 comments:

Assertagirl said...

That's a special man you've got there.

Catizhere said...

You two are fabulous parents!

We have "Good Dream Spray" at our house.
Also known as Healing Gardens Lavendar Room & Linen Spray. The pretty smell keeps all the stinky, bad dreams out of Maggie's room.

Kids are suckers.

Amy said...

Oh my God I love you guys!!

A said...

I love it. How sweet.

Not Hannah said...

I might die from all of the shmooshiness. How wonderful that you're with a man who can give you all such a gift. (And how wonderful that you recognize it.)

furiousBall said...

I miss soothing at night the most.

Nell said...

Beautiful.

Moi said...

Please inform K I am stealing this idea.

Oh yes, tell him he is amazing, too.

NotAMeanGirl said...

I'm so stealing that TONIGHT. Shecky has been having bad dreams and ending up in bed with me most nights lately. (Honestly, I suspect the dreams aren't as... frequent as he says. It's just an excuse to sleep with Mom.)

You and K are inspiring. I hope I'm doing half as good a job as you guys are.

LaskiGal said...

Awe . . . sweet beyond words. What love.

Ann M. said...

That's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

WILLIAM said...

How many carats is it?

TZT said...

Sweet.

I need a supply of these for the 4 a.m. anxiety hour.

Jenifer said...

Awesome idea...we have dream catchers supplied by Nana in each of the girls rooms...they seem to be doing the trick, but I am always game to steal a great idea!

Above Average Joe said...

For Mother's Day, ask K for matching earrings.

Circus Kelli said...

Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Oh that K - he is a catch! Give him a hug for me. It warms my heart to know you and your children are loved so much by Mr. K. Love, Grandma Seattle

Blog Antagonist said...

What a great idea!

That's similar to the monster spray (glitter and water in a spray bottle) we used to arm our kids with.

He sounds like a bright imaginiative child.

I recommended the monster spray to a friend, and she said it didn't work at all. More...erm...pragmatic children don't seem to "get" it.

that girl said...

I want one of those necklaces for mother's day.

Sunshine said...

When my boys were littler and stayed overnight at the grandparents, they were convinced there was a monster. My FIL put some water in a mister spray bottle and they called it Monster-B-Gone spray and he would spray it all around and the boys would settle right in to sleep.

Right now, though, if you could put some of those necklaces on Etsy, I'd buy one for my nightmare prone daughter and one for my hubby...they need them the most right now.

flutter said...

*Sniffle*

cce said...

Yeah, I'm gonna have to steal this idea too. I've definitely got a wanderer with nightmares and all manner of boogie men that plague her.

Emily N said...

I am totally stealing that. My boys haven't had bad dreams yet (that they've told us about anyway) but it's good to be prepared. What to say if they wake up screaming from a bad dream and complain that the necklace didn't work? I'll stay tuned to this blog to find out...

Erin said...

That is incredibly sweet. Made my heart melt.

Memaw's memories said...

What a wonderful daddy.

Traceytreasure said...

I came here because I knew that you'd cheer me up! I want one too! Where on Earth did you find such a sensitive, loving man? That is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time. I know a lot of sensitive, loving men, but I've never heard of them doing something so sweet! I need one because my son just started working today. His car is gone and I cried. I might have nightmares without one of those necklaces! Thanks for this! I needed it today! Hugs, T

Lotta said...

Awwww.

CroutonBoy said...

I kid you not: I just got a little misty at that story. I'm man enough to admit that.

Can I use that on Cheeky? Or is it patented?

Kyla said...

Oh you all. Too much sweetness in that house. :)

Hol&J said...

That's so sweet.

TEOM said...

Where's mine?

The Sour Kraut said...

Oh, I love that. What a special guy, that K. In fact, I'm going to begin calling him Special K. Hee-hee.

foop said...

Special K indeed. Hee hee! That Sour Kraut is funny.

You have to love a man who can be so gentle and so open about loving his family. J, you give yourself a high five right now for having the good sense to marry him.

jeanie said...

That is one beautiful tale - and a very lovely necklace too!

Magpie said...

sometimes you really break my heart a little. you are sweet. and so is he.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Awww . . . isn't it great how tender guys can be with kiddos? I love it.

Kelley said...

awwwwwwww, I swooned a little.

That is so lovely. I am going to ring MPS and yell at him now. Bastard. Where is my love necklace. Second thoughts, maybe I wont...

wemakethree said...

totally lovely story.

Laura said...

How wonderfully sweet and special

Mrs. Schmitty said...

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard!

the mama bird diaries said...

Well, oh my god, that is such the sweetest thing I ever heard. Truly. I love it. and i'm using it when my kid wakes up in the middle of the night scared. Is it ok if i take the credit? :)

Deb said...

If I wasn't already married to my Mr. Wonderful and K wasn't already married to his Mrs. Wonderful, I'd soooo find him and marry him myself. Lucky for both of us we're already met the right Wonderfuls.

Cakabaker said...

Cool, I gotta get me one of those necklaces!

urban-urchin said...

aww. you guys. that's so sweet.

Tabba said...

oh, holy cow...i could eat all of you up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.