Becoming a mom has given me new respect for so many things. Sleep is a fable that was once taken for granted. Add in to the mix an infant with PK (psychokinetic) energy and that little bit of sleep vanishes.
What is PK you ask? It is a known and documented event in which a person can
move objects with their mind. It is common in sleeping children to set off electronic
toys as they play in their sleep. This can happen with or without batteries in the
toys! As we grow up, this can extend to moving objects without touching them and
Since nothing is normal in our household, our daughter began with PK while only a
few months old gestation. That's right, she wasn't born yet. At three months she
setting off her favorite toys. Once she arrived in all her glory, the PK settled down for
a few months. Around 6 months old, I couldn't calm the nightly toy noise. I tried
removing batteries and moving the active toy into different rooms without success.
In time, I learned to not allow her to play with her favorites right before bed. As she
grows, certain times will be more intense. After working with many families, times
of stress and change also increase PK events. The future will be an adventure for
our family. I'm just grateful for the working knowledge of PK events. It won't keep me
from getting startled when things create noise by themselves. It will allow me to ignore
it and fall back to sleep more easily.