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Friday, July 30, 2010

Unicorn Hair

Milady continues to be afraid of nighttime. It brings up all of her abandonment fears - I'm afraid you're going to leave me in the night. I'm afraid I won't wake up. Last night was no different - Mommy, I'm too scared to go to sleep. I'm scared of the nighttime.

I got the brilliant idea to tell her about how nighttime was a wonderful, peaceful time - that all of the "hoomans" and animals were busy growing bigger and getting stronger. Not convinced she tried the angle that something would come in our house and get us. And, not to be dissuaded by the door and window locks, she went on and on.

It was then that I concocted my most brilliant story. I told her that when the house was built, they put magic in the walls to make everyone in it protected. Chick loves unicorns and knows that they are magical, so I decided to throw them in for good measure. When the house was built, they used unicorn (Oh, crap! I can't say they took off their horns and put them in the walls! That's too gruesome) uh...uh... hair from their tails. The hair is magical and it protects everyone in our house.

For those of you that have been reading since the early days, this was a fatal mistake. My girl has always had a phobia of hair - stray hairs that is. Her fear has mostly gone underground, but yes, that's right, I managed to drive it right back to the surface.

There's hair in the walls? Lots of hair in the walls?!? I don't want hair in my walls!!

Uh...unicorn hair isn't made out of hair. It's made out of rainbows. It isn't like we have hair in our walls at all. No hair! Just lots of pretty, magical rainbows. With lots of pink in them! And sparkles!

I slept on the floor next to her.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Just a thought: a friend used febreeze to "ward off boogie-men, etc". She put it in a water bottle and drew a label for it. The child kept it at his bedside for protection. If he felt the "men" were coming, he would spray the air. Nice smelling room and relief. Maybe Ana could use it??

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