Zoe has started believe in monsters. Why wouldn’t she? She watches Monster’s Inc, Sesame Street, and Ben 10. Yeah, that wasn’t mom’s smartest move letting her watch Ben 10. She knows that some monsters are good, but no all monsters. So she is afraid the scary monsters are going to get her. We gave her a night light and at first that worked.
Now, she gets up and says we need to check for the monsters because they are in her room.
Dad goes in and looks in the closet and under the bed and no monster.
That doesn’t really work because as soon as daddy is out of the room, she’s afraid again.
Dad took the next step, he installed monster fencing. They installed it together actually, it was pretend, if it stops working we might have to make something that she can actually see and place it against the crown molding in her floor. But for now, it is Invisible Monster Fencing. Every night they have to check the perimeter and make sure that the monster fencing is in place. I think doing it together made it more real for her. Then he can ask her at night if she checked the monster fencing and if she hasn’t then it’s something else they can do together.