There has been much talk of monsters in our house lately.
It has us confounded because we aren't sure where it is coming from.
We don't let Wee Man watch scary movies or cartoons. All of the books we read are light, fun and/or about adoption and families coming together.
So, where does the fascination with monsters come from?
We must look under the bed, behind the dresser and in the closet to make sure there are no monsters.
As we were out driving yesterday afternoon, the question of "Are there monsters over there?" was asked.
"Over where?" I asked. "There!" he stated pointing in no particular direction.
I know this is the age where the active mind engages and things from the day are remembered and carried into dreams.
But I honestly don't know where the monsters come from.
I remember having to sleep with the light on when I was a kid and I have clear memories of NOT being able to get out of my bed or the monsters would get me.
But where do these imagined monsters come from?
O.k. so I must confess, we have watched "Monsters Inc." but those are friendly, cute, cuddly monsters.
Uh oh, except when they are scaring kids at night....maybe that wasn't the best for him to see....
But we haven't watched that movie since wee dude first came home. And the monster thing really just ramped up in the last month or so.
We have a night light in his room for him...ha ha...its a "L'il Monster" and we told him that he is there to watch over him at night and protect him...he seems o.k. with it. He asks for it to be turned on every night.
But still, where does the "monster under the bed" notion come from?
Anyone have any thoughts?