N’s a funny one. He loves the moon and stars, so I never thought he’d be scared of the dark.
He’s quite happy when he wakes early in the morning to wander from his room and in to see me…all in the dark. It’s not like we have street lights to walk from the farm to our house across the drive, so it’s pretty pitch black sometimes. He’ll walk holding our hands and chatting away with no problem.
But after I pick him up from nursery, he’s started walking from the car to door (and from nursery to the car) with his hand over his eyes.
I was puzzled, and asked a few times what he was doing. No answer.
But then last night I asked specifically if he was scared in the dark.
I’m still not sure why he’s covering his eyes when it’s already dark? But toddlers do think and do strange things sometimes. Maybe I need to read him The Owl That Was Afraid of the Dark again.
How do you stop your children being scared of the dark?