So about an hour after bedtime last night, I heard crying from upstairs. I get up there and see 2 sets of eyes open. The kids' rooms are across from each other and with their doors open, they can look at each other. Also, I can stand in the hall and see into both rooms. I ask Habtamu what was going on, and his mouth mumbled something, but his eyes were saying "I'm sleeping." I say "Go back to sleep." and I think he was out before I finished my sentence.
Yordanos was huddled up under her covers, sweating and crying. I asked what was wrong. She said, "Scaried." I asked "What are you scared of?" (as if I didn't know, Mr. "I'll just show a video of cheetahs mauling gazelles right before bed.") Her big brown eyes filled with tears and she sobbed, "Tigers!"
I told her to close her eyes, as there are no tigers here. I rubbed her forehead and wiped the sweat from her brow. She fell asleep quickly, and I went back downstairs.
I believe Lee will have to be in charge of damage control tonight, because she's afraid (scaried) to go upstairs during the day now... because of tigers.