Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Frogs and Robots, and One Silly Lil Boy!

A couple of months ago Patrick began to get scared of monsters, robots, and frogs in his bed. I would lay him down for a nap or for bedtime, and within five minutes he would start screaming. I would go into his room to find him crying, a terrified look on his face, and he would tell me he was scared of the robots, or there were frogs in his bed. I would assure him that the robots and frogs were gone, and then he would insist that I read him a story to calm to him down. This went on for several weeks, but now he rarely mentions frogs and robots in his bed. And I think I have figured out why...

I keep a laundry basket in Patrick's room. It is a medium size straw basket with blue and white checkered fabric, and I put all of Patrick's dirty clothes in it. Well, for the past week, every morning I go wake Patrick up, and the laundry basket is pressed up against the door. When it's full, it's fairly heavy. So, I have to push and push to get the door open. A couple of nights ago, I did laundry and I have yet to put Patrick's laundry basket back in his room. Being the resourceful fellow that he is, Patrick has taken a towel and pants from his drawer and places them in the crack of the door. So, now when I wake up and go into his room, it is even harder to get into the room. I honestly do not know what purpose this serves or why he does it. Maybe it does keep the robots and frogs out, maybe it just keeps mama and dada out, or maybe my child is just weird! But whatever the reason, I find it so cute and so funny.

Below is a recent pic of my precious little boy who never ceases to amaze me.