The fear of a five year old

Last night I was getting The Girl ready for her bath when, out of the blue,  she suddenly got quite upset and started crying. At first I thought it was a bath stall tactic, but as it went on I realized that her state was sincere and she really was upset about something important.

My mind quickly floods with horrible possibilities. Did something happen at daycare today? Was there an altercation with another kid? Did she get hurt?

“Maggie, what’s wrong?”

Between sobs she spurts out, “I’m scared.”

“What are you scared of?”

“Lasers.”

Oh.

2 responses to “The fear of a five year old

  1. Don't leave us hanging. Where in the world did her fear of lasers come from? A sci fi movie? A friend? Scary toy commercial?

  2. No idea. I asked her where she heard of lasers, but she never gave an definitive answer. I suspect daycare. But we have had fun learning about how beneficial lasers can be. This video of a laser light show convinced her that laser were more fun than scary –
    http://www.wimp.com/sickmagic/