The Dream

In the early hours of this morning, we awoke to A's crying and calling out for me, I rushed into his room, which is right next to ours, he told me a skull was "over there" pointing to behind me (there wasn't) and Id figured he'd had a scary dream, one of his first scary dreams, I recall having scary dreams as a child, & It sent me back to a nostalgia trip of my own mum consoling me.

I cradled him in my arms like I used to when he was a baby, I miss doing that so much, so the rare times I get to he's either poorly or on this occasion upset and a little frightened.

It took me a little while to calm him, & eventually he fell back asleep.

Later today he told me all about this skull and it was laughing and it hurt his knee, such graphic things to remember for a 2 1/2 year old.. I told A everything was going to be ok, & that dreams are like pictures in your head, they cannot hurt us, but they can look scary, I told him of a childhood scary dream I once had, to show him that we all have them ,even adults.

Tonight he's gone to bed ok, but was worried about this skull, so Dean made some "scary skull go away" spray (just tap water) and sprayed little bits around his room, he didn't seem convinced but he's happy and asleep. so I'll ask him in the morning.

What do you use/say/do to help your little one(s) with bad dreams?