Logan is now getting to that age where he is starting to react and interact with things around him. I managed to “sneak up” on him the other day trying to get in his sisters bedroom and he jumped and squealed when I asked what he was doing.
He has even started to play and join in with peekaboo games. When him and Daddy Bear are playing,he will bury his head to disappear when I tell him to hide. Or we will spend the afternoon crawling round and popping out from behind corners and doors, a sure way of exhausting him out for bedtime while hearing his infectious little giggle. Last week we were playing peekaboo; I popped out the lounge to check on lunch and came back to an apparently empty room. Queue mild panic starting to set in trying to work out where he could have gotten and if he might have hurt himself, until I heard a little giggle…. Can you find the baby in this picture? He is such a cheeky boy!
Anyway since Logan was born I have done everything to ensure my fear of bugs and spiders does not get passed along. When out and about, I show them to him and have bravely touched and held spiders to remove them from our home, (then gone and scrubbed my hands and shuddered in the privacy of our bathroom).
But this week he has developed a fear, and I mean real fear. When he sees this item, he literally stops in his tracks, his little hands shake and he sobs. Real heart-wrenching sobs of panic. It is awful to see. Any ideas what this awful scary monster could be?
Yes that’s right, a minion. Specifically this minion bopper, who stands at about 18 inches high. I have absolutely no idea where this fear has come from, and the only explanation I have is he has an “angry face”. I know that babies from 4 months will start to recognise facial expressions and emotions but he has never had a need to fear anger, we aren’t shouty parents and his charming little smile melts me the second he does anything remotely naughty.
Luckily this is at a friends house, so we have not had to hide it away and hopefully with time he will forget the scary angry minion.
Do your children have any unusual fears? If so, what did you do about them?