This is a repost from my old blog,
but well worth posting again since nothing has changed!!!
I don't believe in the version of exorcism portrayed in horror movies, but after the past few nights of trying to put my three-year-old to bed, I am re-considring the validity of it.
After the first few time of him getting out of bed, whining, "Mommy. I. Just. Can't. Sleeeeeeep,"
here are his list of abnormal behaviors:
lying on his bed or on the ground, flopping like a fish out of water, and back arching and chest pumping like an alien is going to pop out of him.
sitting "criss-cross applesauce" in his bed with glaring eyes, not saying a word. Just staring - usually with his arms crossed too. I am just waiting for him to start levitating.
opening the door so I go check on him (or go to yell at him) only to find him standing silently behind the door. Think children in the hotel hallway from "The Shining."
when putting him back into bed, his kicking, hitting and head-butting. Head-spinning coming soon. I am lucky to have any teeth left.
Okay, this one hasn't happened yet, but combine all of the behaviors above,
and I think the movies may very well be onto something.