I've always loved to watch my kids sleep. When they are sleeping they are so quiet and peaceful. It's as if they transform into otherworldly faeries or mythical beings. But just like mythical beings, kids are creepy AF, you guys, especially at moments when you least expect it. In my experience, there are a ton of creepy things kids do at night, and they all freak me the hell out.
My first-born did the creepiest things at night. When she was just a 2-year-old toddler, she figured out how to open her bedroom door and, as a result, would sleepwalk around the house. More often than not, she would stop right next to the bed and stare at me. Sometimes I would wake up because I heard her approach the bed, or because she also talked in her sleep, which was also totally creepy. One night, as I was trying to fall asleep, she came into my room babbling about something. When I tried to wake her up, she turned, looked me in the eyes, and said, "Mama, there's a clown in the corner." I told her that there was nothing there and took her back to bed. Then I remembered that the clown in Itwas only visible to children. I didn't sleep much that night. Shudders.
My middle child is creepy at bedtime, too. He likes me to tuck him in, which is so sweet. But then he insists that I wear a tank top or short-sleeved shirt so he can stroke my bare skin while he falls asleep. This morning he noticed that I was wearing a sweater and he literally asked if I would remember to change by bedtime. Even the baby is not immune to creepiness at night. Either I get freaked out by sounds via the baby monitor, or he sleeps in our room and I wake up to see him staring at me. Kids are so creepy, especially at night, and there's really no way to prepare for the following: