So we tried the ‘potion’ with my almost 6 year old boy who, as explained in my previous post ‘Nightmares’, suffers every night with nightmares that wake him up every night and can leave him terrified.
Straight away of course he noticed that it wasn’t labeled as if it had just been bought at the supermarket (hey I’m not as creative as I thought and I’m not exactly going to be pitching this to Lord Sugar as a new product ready to stack on the shelves it’s just to serve it’s purpose as a label for the ‘potion’). I explained that it had to be specially made at the local health shop and the man at the till had made the label especially for him which made my son feel a bit special and excited to try it.
We followed the instructions on the back and my excited little one helped at every step.
Once we had poured the milk in he looked, sniffed and wobbled the drink before tasting it and giving the thumbs up, I think he was expecting it to be made from frog eyes and snail tails so he was very cautious at first. He drank about half before it was time for bed and he was really excited and happy to think this might help to stop his nightmares so he went to bed straight away and with a smile on his face.
He came into our room last night as he always does but he was still half asleep and just squished up next to me going straight back to sleep. At breakfast this morning I asked if he had had any bad dreams and at first he said he couldn’t remember but then almost jumped up and down smiling saying he didn’t think he did.
So the potion worked for the bad dreams last night at least and that is a big deal in this house. Of course it’s exausting for all of us if my almost 6 year old has a really bad night and wakes crying but it is truly heart breaking seeing how upset and scared he can get so it is really exciting that this could carry on giving him some much needed peace at night.
I think he came into our room last night out of habit and I’m fine with that. I don’t want to upset him by sending him back to his room after geting over such a big hurdle. Of course we are yet to see if this continues but I will certainly be going back to the ‘health shop’ for some more ‘potion’ when we run out.