Em has repeatedly been expressing fear of monsters over the last month or so and we've tried lots of things. Telling her they aren't real. Taking away her scooby doo. Hugs and Kisses of protection. Nothing seemed to work.
Until christmas. Santa brought her a nice new easel with all the fixings of her own little studio and I moved it up to her room, to encourage play in her own room. To some degree she does.
When she got scared agian three nights ago I told her to tell themonsters that her Uncle Sterling is a marine and he'd take care of them. But that wasn't enough for her. She had me write a message on her board telling the monsters that her uncle was a U.S. Marine and he's badder than them, and sign her name then she was finally content to go to bed.
And every night since it's the same routine. At bedtime she has to ask me to come write a letter to the monsters and while she changes what she wants me to say exactly it amounts to teh same thing. My uncle is a marine, back of monster. Emmaleigh.
It truly is a small price to pay to get the girl in her bed and sleeping. But it got me wondering, what do the rest of you do to get your kids to bed when they start being afraid of monsters?
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