This is Jane. She's 7 years old. She really likes to sleep at night. So do I, usually, when insomnia doesn't prevent it.
We have a challenge ahead. Because of some really bad headache/vomitting episodes lately, Jane is going to have to have an EEG (electroencephalogram) in a week or so.
Because her headaches typically wake her from sleep, she has to have the EEG done while she's sleeping in the neurologist's office.
To be sure she can sleep while we're there, she has to stay up all night the night before.
So I've got to be creative about keeping her up all night without turning it into a wakeful nightmare for the both of us.
Here are my ideas so far. Please contribute more!
--Set up the telescope and look at the moon and stars if the night is clear.
--Bake cupcakes and decorate them.
--Make yeast bread together.
--Take a walk around the neighborhood with flashlights.
--Take a bubble bath.
--Call our friends M & CG in Alaska (finally a chance for the timezones to work FOR us!).
--Someone suggested taking her to Walmart and doing some midnight shopping, and I might do that, but I'm a little afraid of getting reported to child services if no one stops us for an explanation.
Other ideas? It's going to be a long night.
Also, any input on preparing her for the EEG and also an MRI so that nothing catches either of us by surprise or makes the experience scary for her would also be appreciated!