This room seems innocuous enough, right? Well, this weekend my daughter experimented with crib-vaulting which resulted in head-bruising, so we (reluctantly) decided that it was time to convert the crib to a toddler bed. She’s always had a bit of a tough time going to sleep, and just recently learned the word “scary”, which she’s been using despite the nightlight and reassurances from mom and dad. Honestly, I thought this was just another bedtime stall tactic, but when the crib wall came down and I could get into her toddler bed I got a different point of view. I finally saw what she was scared of…it even scared me!
Find out what it was after the jump…
This pig that I thought was so cute displayed on her bookshelf:
Became a scary fire demon reigning terror upon her nights! I wish I could photograph how it appeared back-lit by the night light…it scared ME! Once I removed it, sleep was imminent.
So just a thought, give the room a look from your child’s point of view (and in the dark) and you might be surprised what you find! I remember being terrified of a photograph of myself hanging in the hallway outside my room. I thought it was staring at me and for years slept with one eye open, hoping to protect me from myself. Have any of you experienced something similar?