Exhausted..SD not sleeping through the night.. Imaginary friends
I would type a background but honestly it's a pain in the butt to type on this phone and all the pertinent information would take too long. DH has primary with BM having EOWE.
For the most part, things have been great. SD is thriving in Prek, she has adjusted well to her routine.
That is until a few weeks ago. She has always been a little high strung and clingy. She has had some emotional issues. But overall things have been good until recently.
She has started waking up anywhere from 1 to 5 times a night. Sometimes she wakes up screaming and crying.. Freaking out about anything from a lost sippy cup to thinking that Daddy or I have left her.
Sometimes she doesn't cry but she'll call out to us as she walks through the house until she gets to our room. Then she tells me she needs me.
She has also gotten upset if I take a phone call in my room, take the trash out, or go to the bathroom. She is my shadow. She recently became upset and started crying because my MIL asked if she wanted to come spend the night.. Which she normally loves. She said she didn't want to leave me. She wakes all of us (Dd, DH and I) each time.
Most upsetting.. I overhead her talking to 2 imaginary friends in her room. One I assumed to be a girl based on the way she had her voice. But while talking to this friend she became panicked and asked that friend to leave because her other "friend" Trap was coming and he would be mad if he saw them talking and would hurt her. Her conversation with Trap was frightening. She sounded terrified and kept begging him not to hurt her and to stop telling her to do bad things. Her voice was different with this friend.
DH is trying to make an appointment with her counselor but between school and the holidays he was not able to make an appointment for this week. She hasn't mentioned him anymore.
We asked her about Trap and she got quiet. Said she doesn't know anyone named Trap and told us she didn't want to talk about it anymore.
When she was 3 she used to talk about "the bad man" who would keep her up at night. She even cried (like sobbing, desperate tears.. When she was 3)and asked my MIL to get a knife and kill the bad man so he would leave her alone.
Anyway, I know she's been through a lot. I expected her to have adjustment issues.. But we're really worried about her and we're all exhausted. It seemed to come out of nowhere when she was doing so well. She has even been asking me to quit my job and stay home with them.
I'm not sure if I expect advice from this or if I just needed to get it out.
I told BM about all of this and her suggestion was to hang crosses over all of our doorways to keep out the evil spirits and that she would have their church pastor pray with her and bless her.
Sorry this is so long.