Paloma has been waking up in the middle of the night and has had some trouble falling asleep. Sometimes she says she's scared.
So, kind of inspired by Goodnight Moon, I went through everything we could see in the dark shadows of her room, and told her it loved her.
The towel that we used in the bath? It loves her; it kept her warm and dry.
The clothes hanging up? They love her; they're soft and warm.
The noise from the vent? It loves her; it's warm air from the heater, blowing just to keep her cozy.
Etc. I think it helped her feel more secure about the shadows, to think that they're actually things that love her. :)