As most of you know, M is one strange kiddo.
She likes to collect skulls.
She calls them Mr. and Mrs. Bones.
She’s fully aware that she has a skull.
Which at 4, she thinks is the coolest thing ever.
People think she’s weird.
I’m happy she can like something out of the ordinary, and not be afraid of something most kids are afraid of.
But on the flip side of her skully love- is the big, dark and scary
Whatever you want to call it- M’s terrified of him.
And I’m not sure why.
She saw the iCarly episode, where Big Foot takes off with their RV.
That night and the next, she wet the bed.
She came out of her room crying, terrified Big Foot was going to get her.
Needless to say, she hasn’t watched iCarly since then, and it’s been exactly one week and three days since she last wet the bed.
She’ll bring up Big Foot to anyone she knows though.
And she’ll tell you exactly what she thinks about him, while I stand behind her making a face at the other person to change the subject.
Needless to say, as her mother, I find it strange that she’s terrified of something “fake” (now all you Big Foot hunters out there- don’t be sending me your hate mail) and love something that most kids are afraid of.
But, I’ve always known that M was a special kid.
So tell me, what are your kids afraid of, and how do you deal with it? I really need advice on this one…