This past weekend, our house was invaded by monsters.  I don’t know how it happened.  I haven’t actually seen them.  But HJ did.  And he is terrified.

Friday night he woke up a few times telling me there were monsters in my room.  I responded with letting him know that there is no such thing.  They aren’t real.  Not to be scared.

By Saturday night, it was clear he didn’t believe me.  He was sobbing and visibly shaking over the monsters.  My heart broke.  And I was flipping tired.  I spent the whole night consoling him.  By 4:30 am I gave up all hope of sleeping and we turned on a movie in the living room (and no, it didn’t have monsters).

The next morning, we ran to home depot.  HJ and I asked a worker there is she knew where the night lights were.  While she was directing us, I asked if she knew of any night lights that were good at keeping monsters away.

And bless her heart, she played along.

“Oh yeah!  This one is great.  I have heard that the monsters all disappear right away with this one.” She said without skipping a beat.  She handed HJ a nightlight and he had the biggest smile.  He said “OH YEAH!” and gave her a high-five.  We ran home and plugged the night-light in right away to rid the room of any and all monsters.

When HJ laid down for bed that night he said, “look mom, no monsters!  The light works!”.

He only woke up twice that night.  Once around 10:30 to tell me he was scared (but we searched the room high and low and found no monsters) and again around 4am (which he then curled up in my bed).

Hopefully it keeps working!

Anyone else have tricks they use to keep monsters away?  My facebook friends had some good ideas like monster spray, a magic bubble and wrestling them out of the room.

2 Thoughts on “Monsters!

  1. chelset on August 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

    If you find a cure, fill me in. I still often wonder what’s under the bed when I’m alone & the lights are out.

  2. Awww…. my little guy went through that stage too. Have you seen the pretend Monster Spray that some moms make? You just add a label to a spray bottle and spray the monthers away every night before bed :) Love the wall decals!

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