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Monsters In The Bedroom


I didn’t know what had got into my little champion lately. Last night was the second instance she had woken me to go monster hunting in the middle of the night. Yes, you heard me; we were going to hunt a monster that was hiding under her bed.

Two nights ago, when the monster was first reported, I was just beginning to doze off when I heard cluttering in her room. Seconds later she was in my room, her heart pounding and almost out of breath. She was clearly terrified out of her toddler wits.

Monsters In The Bedroom

What’s wrong honey?‘ I asked pulling my daughter and hugging her tightly. Well, that’s when the tears came. Amidst the sobs and crying, she told me that there was a monster flying around in her room. I soothed and calmed her down.

Monsters in the bedroom
When she was finally calm, I gently took her in my arms and declared that we are officially monster hunters. Off we went on this heroic journey to catch the monster flying around in her room. We searched everywhere and despite her insistence that it was hiding under her bed we did not find the terrible monsters in the bedroom.

Maybe he flew out‘ said my baby as she finally dozed off, and that was it. I was convinced that this monster business was behind us, but here she was the next night standing in front of me in complete horror. 

And so for the second night running we were once again on an epic quest to hunt a monster. When we got to her room, my daughter told me that she had already trapped the terrible beast. She was pointing towards a napkin under her bed. I picked the napkin and underneath it, was the largest moth I had ever seen!

It turns out that my daughter had never seen a moth and given that this was particularly a huge moth she thought it has to be a monster. She had valiantly hunted and trapped it, in complete darkness mark you, and I couldn’t be prouder of my little hero. Well, before the next monster in the bedroom episode, I should also teach her about insects!

The lesson here: you should listen to your little ones when they say there are monsters in the bedroom!

What is your little one afraid of? 

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  • Reply Nikki July 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Too cute! I haven’t been monster hunting in a while.

  • Reply Krystal May July 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Wow!! I love that she trapped the “monster!” She’s a professional 🙂

  • Reply Tamara July 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Nice monster hunting and parenting there! I do always listen. My parents did with me and my mom even believed me when I told her I saw a leprechaun! I really didn’t but I guess she took that part of parenting serious.

    Moths can be so big!

  • Reply christina July 2, 2015 at 3:37 am

    This is so adorable! Glad i found you on the #WonderfulWednesdayBlogHop

  • Reply MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) July 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I just adore this! I love being a monster hunter for my kids. I feel like it is the best job.

  • Reply Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar July 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Awe, great job monster hunter!

  • Reply Alia July 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I love that! We (and by we I mean I) are so quick to assume their imaginations are running wild and sometimes we need to give them more credit before we write them off- great reminder!

  • Reply Heather July 5, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Oh my gosh that’s so hilarious!!!! I need to try this with my 6 year old son. He insists there are ghosts in his room. Every. Single. Night. *sigh* Thanks for giving us the Monster Hunter creed! haha

    • Reply Marina July 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Go ghost hunting with him!! Who knows what you will find 🙂

  • Reply Shannon Peterson July 5, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Oh my gosh, how funny! I am actually still kind of terrified of moths and those giant weird mosquitos too!

  • Reply karen July 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    awesome post…love this. We moms are amazing superheroes and monster fighters. I think some insects are ugly monsters too! LOL. Stopping by from #MommyMondayBlogHop

  • Reply Everything Mummy July 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Awwww bless her such a sweet post how brave as well that she caught it her self my girls would of screamed the place down haha! thanks for linking up to #kidscorner

  • Reply Brandyn July 9, 2015 at 2:14 am

    So cute! What a brave little girl! We’ve only had a couple instances of monsters, but we’ve never actually caught one!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  • Reply Echo July 12, 2015 at 4:52 am

    It’s truly amazing how powerful moms can be! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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