I had to write this down the moment my little one went to sleep because it was too cute and funny and pensive all at the same time. And after I read it back, I thought you might get a kick out of it too. Do you have a worrier? How do you handle their concerns? I’d love to hear from you.
Happy April everyone, I hope it’s warmer where you are – I’m freezing! (More on that tomorrow)
Mommy, I am so worried there is going to be a fire in our house!
Because at school our teachers told us that there can be fires in our house and when it happens to not take any of our toys and just run out.
That’s right, but you don’t have to worry about that, honey. It won’t happen.
How do you know, Mommy?
Because Mommy and Papa always make sure to check that everything is turned off and that…
But Mommy, if there is a fire, I need to bring Ben (his stuffed animal, dragon) and my blue bear! And I won’t be able to!
First of all, we will not have a fire, and second you sleep with Ben so you just have to hold him and take him with you.
But blue bear is even more special than Ben!
Well, he’s right there so you will be able to get him too, but honey! We are not going to have a fire.
Yes we are, I know it!
Sweetheart, there’s nothing to worry about. Papa and I will protect you.
But Mommy, there are lots of things that happen in the world that are not supposed to happen.
(Crap…)Well, that’s true, honey. But..
You know Mommy, I don’t know who to believe, you or my teachers. Because you are smart, but you’re not that smart. I mean, my teachers are really smart, and to be a teacher you have to know EVERYTHING. So I think they know more than you do.
Mommy I think I will go to bed now.
You know Mommy…
I think I talked so much, I think I talked more than I should be sleeping!
That’s ok sweetie, because sometimes it’s important to talk about how you feel and Mommy will always listen.
What is it?!
Something is really hurting me…right here on my leg.
Oh, well maybe you’re getting a growing pain. That can happen.
No Mommy, don’t rub it! It really hurts when you touch it.
Ok, do you want ice?
Or maybe your warm pack would be better(to get you to fall sleep instead of wake up!) .
I microwaved his little hot pack for 45 seconds and guess what?
It caught on fire.