The Kiddo loves our new place, he has asked me many times if we can live here forever. I’m not sure about forever but I don’t see us moving anytime soon, I’ll bet we stay here at least five more years.
He has done a few odd things since our move here though. The first week or so he would close the bathroom doors. He said that he wanted to keep the ghosts in (or out) and that’s why he was doing it. He’s also had to have his bright night light on all night every night since the move. I thought maybe it was because he was in a new room, but really his room looks exactly the same as his old one so I can’t see why it would bother him.
It was suggested to me that I help him create a “no monsters allowed” sign for his bedroom. The theory being that adults create boundaries and they are obeyed (by kids, dogs, etc). So if an adult helps a kid to create a ghost boundary then it will be obeyed and they will stay out.
Auntie D had a better idea, she mailed him a tiny Gargoyle. She wrote him a note about how gargoyles exist to guard against lost spirits and that if he puts his new baby gargoyle in his room then the ghosts and monsters will be kept out.
The Kiddo LOVES him. He has temporarily named him Gar, and asked to put him on a string so he could wear him and not lose him.
We set a nail into the wall at the top of the Kiddo’s bed for Gar to hang on at night. The Kiddo has the option to wear him during the day or “let him rest” on his nail.
It will be interesting to see if Gar can help the Kiddo’s worry about ghosts diminish. I think it will, like most kids he has a firm belief in heroes and magical things.