Woolla is a stuffed polar bear who lives at grandma’s house. Woolla is also a puppet. You can put your hand in Woolla’s body and use your fingers to move her head and mouth.
Woolla is very soft and fluffy. She is a lovely stuffed toy that another grandchild left behind for her younger cousins.
One day Woolla decided she wanted to have a sleepover at 4 year old Sonja’s house. But Sonja has trouble sleeping through the night, so Woolla was afraid to come over and sleep with Sonja. Woolla did not want to be left all alone in Sonja’s bed, or worse, be taken for a trip to mommy’s bed in the middle of the night. Woolla would go back to Grandma’s house if she had to endure a night of wakeful wanderings.
One day, Sonja decided to have Woolla come and sleep over at her house, in her bed. She said she will not abandon Woolla, and asked if Woolla was allowed to come for mommy-snuggles in the morning with Sonja. Mommy agreed that Woolla-and-Sonja snuggles in the morning would be absolutely delicious, as long as no one was disrupting anyone’s sleep during the night, least of all Woolla’s.
It has been four days, and Woolla and Sonja are still happily having sleepovers in their own bed. And sometimes, it’s mommy that has to go and wake up the sleepyheads, without any snuggles at all.
Perhaps Woolla has become a permanent resident of Sonja’s bed?
Time will tell.
All mommy can say at the moment is that parenting has become slightly less challenging when sleep deprivation is not a factor in the equation.