Ella is at that age where her imagination can sometimes run so wild, she has trouble keeping up with it. The monsters & creatures in the books she's read or the shows she's seen play on her mind when the lights go out at night. That's normal, I'd say. I remember laying in bed as a kid, convinced there was an alien at my window, a fury creature under my bed and a monstrous boogey man in my wardrobe. It's all part of growing up.
But to put Ella's little mind to rest & allow her to relax into a deep, happy lull, we do a little routine each night. After books & snuggles, we make a fairy wish.
When she was 2, I bought a little glass jar from the $2 shop & filled it with white & silver glitter and tiny silver stars. It has sat on her bookshelf ever since.
She *knows* it's fairy dust & treats it very special. And each night, we sprinkle a little bit over her bed & make a wish for a peaceful night's sleep with happy dreams. She asks the fairies to visit her while she sleeps & kiss her eyelashes. She asks them to visit her baby brother too :)
And just like that, she calms.......and drifts off to sleep.....
Goodnight our Angel Girl xx