Friday, February 24, 2012
Scared of the Dark
Luckily, Melanie was persistent in her questioning. Finally, Whitney pointed to the window in her room and I think we understood. There have been several nights recently when the wind has whistled around our house and rattled the windows. We think this has scared Whitney and made her a little bit afraid of the dark.
Melanie kindly explained that no one is going to hurt her and that nothing is outside of her window. Melanie even pulled the curtains aside so Whit could see. She seemed a little more confident after that and settled in for the night. We were grateful, that although communication with Whitney is sometimes difficult, we are able to understand our daughter's fears and help her to be comforted when she needs it.