During my career as Mommy, I've shooed many a monster from the closet or under the bed. It seems like monsters are very real to children and they tend to lurk in the background, quite often when kids are trying to get to sleep at night. Yet, Mommy was not very good a scaring away the monsters and has had to call in reinforcements many times to take care of the pesky beasts.
In our home Daddy was CEO in charge of monster removal.
All three of my children have had a fear of monsters, and no amount of telling them they aren't really there or real seems to help. In a child's world monsters need to be taken care of swiftly. This is where Daddy devised his monster removal device. As soon as a monster reared his ugly head, Daddy would run to the bedroom and clear the area using his stick (aka empty wrapping paper tube). Daddy would bang on closet doors with his stick and sweep under the bed to chase them out. It all worked great until Daddy had to work afternoons and Mommy was left with monster clearing duty.
So, Daddy came up with a plan.
Daddy made dream catchers with the kids and hung them near their beds. So, when Daddy was away at work and bed time rolled around, the children are protected by their dream catchers. It worked brilliantly.
My children are older now and the monsters don't come around as often as they used to. Yet, I bet, if the cute monsters from Monsters University showed up they wouldn't be too afraid.
This summer, in conjunction with Disney's Monsters University, Kinder is releasing limited edition Monsters U toys.
heard read that right - Every specially marked egg will have a Monsters University toy inside.
My kids are going nuts with excitement over the eggs, and also over the movie. I've got a little confession to reveal: we don't go to the movies often. In fact, the last time my kids saw a movie at the theater was winter of 2012. We've promised them an afternoon at the movies to see Monsters U, and they are geared up to go.
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