I'm not sure if other kids are like this but sometimes my kids are just goofy. It's been a long time since I was one but I don't remember actually being scared of pictures of things or inanimate objects.
Growing up at my Mum and Dad's house, our toilet was underneath the house and if we had to go to the toilet at night time, there'd always be one toad right near the doorway. I was always terrified. I'd always prefer to hold on rather than go anywhere near that toad. If I saw a picture of a toad, big deal. If I saw a dead, flattened one on the road, same thing. Big deal. Just the live ones terrified me.
I've got a beautiful I-Spy quilt and there is a piece of fabric with a spider on it. If my son sees it, he has a minor breakdown and won't have the quilt anywhere near him. There was a board book of animals that my daughter loved when she was a toddler but my son made me put it high on the bookcase, out of sight, because of the insects in it.
My sister decided last Christmas to give my children a gift from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). A donation on behalf of my kids and they both received a lovely tub of stuffed toys. One was monkey themed, the other was an under the sea theme featuring endangered animals. The poor hermit crab has been banished to my wardrobe, out of sight because it terrifies my kids. I know we're all afraid of things but this is just a little bit crazy. I think it looks really cute. What do you think?
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