The monster has reared his ugly head again in our house but this time it’s in the toilet. A few months back we had a problem with Madame developing a fear of the little buggers in her room at night but with the help of a monster detector and a few nightlights I thought we’d cracked it.
It took me a while to work it out this time. Every time she was going to the loo she’d stick her head in the bowl first and shout ‘Peek-a-boo’, I didn’t think much about it and thought ‘bless’ isn’t that cute. It wasn’t until she started having accidents again after being toilet trained for nearly a year. She would go into the bathroom ask to be left alone and then would proceed to wee herself, poor thing.
My poor judgement and badly timed sense of humour has only exacerbated the situation and I’m now busy trying to undo the damage. I persuaded her to go into the loo and sit down, but I don’t know what possessed me, but as she started to tinkle I said ‘be careful not to poo on the monsters head!’ She jumped about ten feet in the air and ran straight out of the bathroom. I must admit, I laughed hysterically, with tears streaming down my face. Yes, I’m a bad mum.
Needless to say we have had to resurrect the potty. I’ve also tried a few of the techniques suggested on twitter. I purchased some special monster killer (aka Pink Domestos), luckily she can’t read yet and pour it in the toilet before she goes. Unfortunately now, according to her, they’re running around the living room, crafty bastards.
I love her vivid imagination, but don’t like to see her genuinely scared. Hubby and I disagree on one point. He keeps telling her monsters don’t exist; I genuinely believe she is seeing something and trying to persuade her they’re friendly.
How have you banished monsters from your house??