Who exactly is the Midnight Menace?
Once every couple of weeks or so, something happens during the night. Our lovely, calm, sleepy child turns into something else entirely. He refuses to stay in his own bed. He won't stay still. He won't stay asleep. He rolls this way and he rolls that way, arms and legs waving around everywhere; hands grabbing at you, smacking you, pulling your hair.
On the nights that the Midnight Menace comes to visit, there's not a lot of rest to be had. The following morning is hard; getting out of bed feels like one of the most challenging things in the world. The small boy stirs, and sits himself up. He rubs his eyes, and suddenly all traces of the Midnight Menace are gone as his eyes meet yours and his face breaks into the most beautiful big smile. Then, as your heart swells with love for this little person that you made, of course you forgive the middle-of-the-night antics. How could you not?!