Mikey is still convinced of the monster under his bed. He makes me tuck him in, turn on the lamp, and leave the door open every night. He says the monster only comes out when the lights are out. I know most of us went through this at some point in our childhood and to be honest – I still get a little nervous about hanging a limb off the side of the mattress in the dark! I just worry about Mikey. He is getting to the age that his friends want to start having sleep overs and I don’t want him to be in a situation at a friends where if the lights get turned out he is terrified. I think it’s maybe time to start encouraging him to turn the lights out and walk himself to his bed in the dark. You have to face your fears to overcome them, right?
I asked Mikey to draw me a picture of what the monster under his bed looks like…
I’m kidding! We would be packed up and out of this house before sundown.
It is still a little creepy though right? Yikes.
Any advice for tackling this fear?