Have you ever woken up with a shadow in your dark doorway? Have you ever woken up with a person standing above you, watching and waiting? Well, I have, numerous times! Scary? No kidding!
Austin, has, in the past, stood in my doorway in the middle of the night until I stirred and woke up to see him standing there. I have woken up with him standing above me, watching me sleep! It is so frightening! I have asked him why does he do it? He said, he needs something and does not want to disturb my sleep. He thinks I may be upset for him waking me in the middle of the night. I have told him over and over, if he needs something to just wake me up, do not stand over me and watch me sleep, it freaks me out! He does not see it the same way, he thinks he is being patient and that is a good thing, not in this case.
There is good news, or an improvement, I finally got Austin to stop doing this in the last few months. Now, he pokes at me until I wake. The other day, I feel asleep on the couch watching a show, in the middle of the night, I felt myself being pushed, I was dreaming, I thought it was just the dream. Nope, a few minutes later I was jolted awake. I saw Austin standing before me, "Mom, are you awake?" "I am now." I asked if he had been poking or pushing me, he responded, "Yes, at least five times!!!" Right, well, I did tell him to wake me up instead of scaring me, so I should be grateful for that!
Why does he wake me up? It could be anything; a cold, he is thirsty, can't sleep and he is a very early riser! Whatever the case may be, I am thanking you in this post, Austin, for waking me up, no matter what time and why. I prefer to be woken than be watched as I sleep. I have Edgar Allan Poe to thank for that!
*HUGS* All the best!