12:11AM -- Do you know where your soothers are?

2005-11-09 One-minute read

At 12:11AM this morning Alice woke up crying. This is pretty rare – she hardly ever wakes up in the night, and almost never wakes up crying. I knew something was wrong. I went to her room to find her standing in her crib holding onto the rail. There were three soothers on the floor directly in front of her; a fourth was on the floor behind her crib. She was very upset. I picked her up and told her it was okay. I got her a soother and she immediately quieted down again. After a minute or so it was clear her only concern was her soothers. She didn’t object to being put back in her crib. I tucked her in and made sure she had all four soothers. She was probably asleep again before I got back to bed.