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Scaring the Crap Outta My Kids

So, Halloween isn’t really a kid-friendly holiday, huh? I mean…let’s dress up and scare the crap out of them…after hyping them up with so much candy you can’t actually tell if they’re shaking from the sugar or because they’re freaked out. Nice.

We have some decorations up … and the typical shows the kids watch have been doing the Halloween themed stuff lately (ghosts, monsters, bats, etc). I didn’t *really* think anything of it until a few nights ago when Logan woke up – twice…literally shaking in his crib. Poor kid.

Apparently, I accidentally moved his clock just right so that it was casting new shadows (HIS shadows) on the wall … and it was totally freaking him out. I went in and he was pointing to the wall and shaking and crying. I felt so bad for him! I asked if he was scared, and with big tears in his eyes he nodded and said “Scared!” So I asked if he wanted to use the Monster Spray. He nodded. I turned to head out the door to get it and he totally freaked again…I had to take him with me to get the Monster Spray! That calmed him down for about 15 minutes – tops. . . when I had to go in again and spray one more time.

We ended up moving his night light (it hadn’t occurred to me at that point that it was his clock), and he slept through the rest of the night…but geez. Poor kid.

Long Paper

What do you get when mommy receives a package with lots of crumpled up paper?

Shadow kids!

The only thing I did was trace the kids. They did all the rest. (You might not be able to see the tracing unless you click the picture to make it larger.)

Maggie's Shadow

Maggie's Shadow

Burke's Shadow

Burke's Shadow

Logan's Shadow

Logan's Shadow

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Day 2

Finished up on Day 2

Finished up on Day 2

Burke's OTHER Shadow

Burke's OTHER Little Shadow (Logan)