Parents. Hear me now. If you have young children, especially. When your first born is a baby and is sleeping, MAKE NOISE. Vacuum, listen to music, have a conversation. Just enough to make the sleeping baby aware of it with the ability to block it out.
Because last night, when there was a louder than usual thunderstorm going on, Claire woke up, ran into the hallway, climbed into bed with me and had a death grip on her ears with two blankets over her head.
When Matt went to check on Luca, Luca said, “What’s that?” Matt said, “Thunder,” and Luca responded, “Oh, OK,” and went back to bed.
Maelie? She slept through the whole thing.