It's finally happened. I've got a kid who is convinced there are monsters. He wakes up several times a night yelling about monsters and being scared. Then he climbs in bed with us. I do not like to sleep with either of the boys but Asher is the worst. He's like a little space heater turned up on high and I can't stand to be hot. Tonight he was begging to sleep with us and we tried unsuccessfully to steer him away from that idea by promising the leave the lights on and closet doors open. He wasn't having any part of it. I thought Well, okay Ash, you can sleep in the spare room which is upstairs where our room is rather than downstairs where their room is. Oh no! Dere's a monsther on the bed in the sthpare room. He'sth stho mean to me! I'm sthcared, Mama. Can I sthleep in yous guys room. So our bed it is. He had to have both lamps on and I watched him through the crack of the doorway and his eyes just darted around the room constantly. I felt so bad for him, he's really really scared!
I don't know what it could be other than watching Scooby Doo like a little fiend the past few weeks. He loves Monster House and Coraline, too. Maybe all the Halloween decorations and costumes? Running around in this might not be helping things in that department.
While we were desperately trying to convince Asher that there are no monsters, little jackass Aidan comes running out of the guest room screaming about monsters just to screw with Asher. Of course he got in trouble for it but when he came back upstairs he had written Asher this note.