BG has a relationship with spiders. Usually it's a bad one but on occasion, she likes them. The thing is, I can't recall when she's actually seen a live spider, at least not recently. Maybe back in the summer when we were working in the garden.
The last few nights she has insisted on a spider check before bed. Daddy is the only one qualified to complete a thorough spider check of her bed. It involved examining her blankets and shaking them out, closely examining her pink bear and pillow, and wiping down her sheets. The spiders apparently live in the corner of her bed because that is where they are always coming from.
She often sees "spiders" in the car. Sometimes they are on her. I tell her to throw them away. She will "pick up" the imaginary spider and throw it into the air. This seems to help appease any anxiety.
Some kids are afraid of monsters or reptiles. Mine has a thing for spiders.
1 week ago