I had asked DS if he wanted to go outside and ride his bike. He was very excited because he just got a water bottle and a mirror to put on his bike. So I get it all set up for him and the moment we walk out the door, he refuses to step away from the door. He started crying and saying that he didn't want to go outside, he was afraid of the animals in the woods, all sorts of things. I finally managed to coax him to at least go a little ways out by promising him that if he was still afraid we would go back in. I did this because I don't want him to be afraid of coming outside. I just don't get what happened.
We live in an apartment complex surrounded by a preserve, we used to have bear sightings but that was over a year ago, animal control took the bears away because they started to roam the parking lot. Now the only animals we see are dear and he loves to look at them.
I don't understand what happened. He has never done this before. I tried to ask him why he thought the animals were going to come out but he wouldn't tell me.