Every evening we go up the stairs and into the bathroom, where we put on the Disney Magic Brushing app so the kids can brush their teeth before bed and get their star! We then take the kids into their rooms one by and we have to go through a number of songs first (every night!) before we can tuck them up to sleep. We have to do a sailor went to see, this little piggy and round and round the garden!
Once tucked up they are generally pretty good in going to sleep. My daughter will have her unicorn night light on and she usually stays up for a small while playing in her bed with her toys before putting herself to sleep. My son stays in his bed but does have a habit of calling us back into the room after we have left. This can be either because he has drank all his drink, his sock has come off or he’s dropped his toy out the bed!
Despite this they’re both normally asleep within half hour of putting them down, leaving myself and my husband the evening to enjoy catching up on our favourite programmes.
Well this one evening about ten or fifteen minutes after we had come downstairs, we heard our little boy calling us, but he was also crying. I went back up the stairs and he did seem quite upset so I asked him what was wrong, he replied theirs a monster in a bed. I said where, he then proceeded to point to this toy….
Now he has had this toy for a probably around a year now and it has never bothered him before, in fact he was the one who had actually chosen to buy this toy himself!
For some reason he now really doesn’t like it, anyway he said he didn’t like the toy in the dark and it was trying to eat him! I asked him what he wanted me to do with it, he told me to bag it up and put it in the attic! Aw bless him. So I took the toy away and he went to sleep. I think I had actually just thrown the toy in my bedroom next to one of the units.
A few days later whilst I was in work my husband sent me a message saying he had just found our son trying to hide this toy behind the curtains in his bedroom he had said he didn’t like it and it scared him when he was trying to sleep. He had obviously found it on our floor and was trying to get rid of it!
They had watched Hotel Transylvania the night before and although there are monsters in this film they are all nice and both kids love these films and have watched them numerous times before anyway he has since had no problem going to sleep now the toy is gone, and I don’t think it is the dark that scares him as he does have a pretty bright night light plugged in just for some reason this toy didn’t look good in the dark!
Have your kids ever had a ‘monster’ in their bed?