That's really interesting about them saying they're family.
Can I ask you how the alien communicated? Did it talk out loud or was it all in the mind?
Also, I don't want to be a pest but can you describe what it looked like? Was it a grey?
Giving an accurate description from so long ago is difficult to be precise but they were not human. Large oval head, big eyes and small mouth, skinny bodies and the one communicating with me might have been wearing a robe but I can't be 100% certain of what they were wearing as it was so long ago and probably only lasted what seemed like 5-15 minutes.
I do recall it being telepathic, no words were spoken from my or their mouth that I can remember. This was a bit of a what the heck moment. Probably better than tasting chocolate or ice cream for the first time though looking back.
There was also some communication from the one near the window by my sleeping parents (one either side of the bed) to the one communicating with me something along the lines of this one won't be easy to convince.
Perhaps not those words but at my young age that was the interpretation I had at that time.
I think they seemed to be a little surprised at first that I was able to intercept that message between them. There seemed to be a brief I shouldn't have said that moment from the one by the window or something along those lines.
It was a shock, but to my knowledge I was never threatened or done any harm to in this first memory of my contact.
It was more like being spoken to by a wise elder / uncle / doctor or Grandfather which seemed to be trying to explain, but as a child probably my brain wasn't completely up to it.
I guess they carried me in there to my parents bedroom and put me on the end / corner of the bed nearest the door but that part I have no recollection of at all.
Looking back and knowing what I think I now know I would say it's possible the other two were doing something to keep my parents asleep at a guess.
Those eyes though....wow