It rained here last night. Hard. With Thunder and Lightening.
This is a recipe for disaster in my house. Madison is terrified of rain, storms, lightening, thunder, and tornadoes. Bill blames me. He doesn’t get that his irrational fear of snakes is just like Madison’s irrational fear of thunder and the such. I don’t know how to make it better for her. You can’t rationalize the irrational.
However, I can’t tell her to do what I can’t. I’m afraid of spiders. I huge, fat, black one climbed down my bathroom wall this morning. I almost didn’t scream. Bill was gone, so I knew that it was left to me. I grabbed Madison’s shoe (well, it was in the bathroom) and smushed it before the kids got up. I didn’t have a heart attack, it didn’t attack me, all was well.
So my question to you all is, how do get a 6 year old to not be afraid of storms? My conquering my fear of spiders for 3 seconds to smush one isn’t quite the same.