My 20-month-old is very verbal. Last night we were laying on his big boy bed to talk before I put him in his crib to sleep. Suddenly, he was startled, and he sat up in bed. He was very still, like he was listening to something. Then he looked at me with his hands up. "Where'd man go?"
Despite the chill that jet down my spine, I kept my cool. "What man?"
He pointed to the bedroom door. "Outside, mama? Bye bye man. Outside."
Now let me just say that my son only uses the word "man" for strangers. Obviously daddy is "daddy" to him. Not only that, but my husband was at a baseball game when this happened. The only light in the room was coming from the door he was pointing to, so there were no shadows or anything for him to misinterpret.
Maybe he was just practicing a random combination of words, but it was eerie. And it got me thinking. I don't even know if I believe in ghosts. What am I supposed to tell him?
Answer by tootoobusy at 10:48 AM on Oct. 19, 2010
My eldest daughter did this to me for many years, when I tucked her into bed she use to tell me, be careful with the man at the edge of the bed, she saw him there every night for years, but she wasn't afraid of him. Some kids have that extra sense and I attribute it to their guardian angel, at least this is what I told my daughter and there was no fear, but it creeped me out too!
Answer by older at 10:52 AM on Oct. 19, 2010
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Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 10:56 AM on Oct. 19, 2010
Children and animals are very aware of spirits. It seems spirits are very comfortable with them if you believe in spirits at all. My DD when she was 3 did the same thing. It was unnerving to me because at that time I was thinking she seen a real man. Your little guy may have seen one and reacted normally for a child. I'm glad he wasn't scared.
Answer by zbee at 10:58 AM on Oct. 19, 2010
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Answer by Anna92464 at 11:07 AM on Oct. 19, 2010