We had to evict a monster recently.
It was living on the bedroom wall of my youngest. Two big picture frames for eyes, a lamp for an arm, lots of gloomy imagination and you have yourself a monster to reckon with.
It sounds funny but in reality it scared my girl to death. According to her it tried to get of the wall by throwing ribbons from the ceiling... ???... and all that was left to do was to evict the thing.
I never knew that all it takes to evict a monster is getting down some frames and storing away a lamp or two.
But now the wall is rather empty. Blank and lonesome looking. And it's terrible difficult to come up with something monster proof. Previous suggestions had been discarded by our offspring as they could harbor yet again a new monster. I know, the best educational thing here is to probably sit down with her for hours and nights on end in an effort to get the idea that monsters don't exist stick into her head. But 4 year olds have a lot of stamina and imagination and quite frankly there are not enough hours in the night to negotiate our way through it.
So now we're negotiating monster proof wall decorations. The one above was approved. Yeah! Her suggestion to make ten more and cover the wall with it was unfortunately not approved by yours truly. Still some ground -or wall- to cover there...
And for those of you who are wondering... it's a shameless rip off of a potholder Nanacompany made.. Shame on me.