Is that a little girl I hear? It's hard to tell; I have the manic purring of a neurotic kitten in my right ear, and the gentle snoring of my beloved husband in my left. I pick my head up off the pillow. Yup, that's the faint sound of a whining Aeron, drifting gently through the night.
Maybe she'll stop.....please stop....just go to sleep, kid!
But, of course, she doesn't stop.
I stumble into the girls' room and find the light on, Aeron kneeling next to her bed, ratting through her shoe basket.
"Aeron. What's wrong?" I whisper as I turn off the light.
"Mom! My foots itch!"