I was really excited about getting this script for Kalila... I loved the Hypnobabies childbirth class. I figured this would probably be the same.
I decided to go with the MP3 version because it was a little cheaper and no shipping... or waiting. I got it downloaded and told Kalila about it. She was excited too and we decided to let her listen to it right then to see what it was like. Was about time for a nap anyway...
That was a bad bad idea. At first she was all into it. I saw her sitting with her eyes screwed shut, a smile on her face... and before I knew it she was running out of the room mad that she was lied to. The story was telling her it was night time.. it wasn't night time.
That night I tried to put it on and she fought it. Finally the second time through she relaxed and listened. The next day she complained again. Begged to listen to music instead. After awhile I stopped trying. Thanks to that little preview the whole thing seemed ruined.
I was sad honestly. The story is just cute. A little girly. I'm not sure ZJ will want to listen to it when he's older (but we'll see). Plus it was a Hypnobabies thing. I love Hypnobabies. I want to become an instructor one day.
Skip forward to a couple days ago. ZJ was having trouble calming down. I got the kids in bed and told Kalila that I was turning it on and said it was for him and that I didn't want to hear any comments about it. She grumbled a little, but not too badly. We let it play several times over and both kids went to sleep. Yesterday Kalila asked me about it, and told me how much she likes it! All the sudden the "fairy story" is a huge hit here. Its played every night since.
I guess she just needed time.