My son woke up one morning and told me that he had a dream about monsters.
The next night he wouldn't go near his room at bedtime.
I had NO IDEA what to do.
A friend at church suggested to post a sign on the door:
And it worked!
Not only was he willing to go back to his own bedroom,
he also wanted to keep the door shut!
Here is the original sign:
He also thought it might be a good idea to put
a child lock on the door knob.
To keep the monsters out, of course.
The original sign tore and I decided to make a new one on the computer. I thought this project was a fun idea so I made the image into a digital patchwork to print.
If you'd like a copy just click on the image below to print it.
And for those of you who'd like a coloring page version...
You can also download the image
so that you can resize it however you'd like.
One time when we were kids my youngest sister, Tilly, got frightened of imaginary monsters.
Becca made a label that looked similar to this one and taped it to a spray bottle.
She filled the bottle with water and said it was "scary spray"
and used to spray away any hidden creatures that might be lurking under her bed or in the closet.
It worked for Tilly!
Do you have any ideas of how to deal with imaginary monsters?