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[Comments] (5) [Trackback URL for this entry] Alligators in the Closet: Dalton kind of freaked me out last night. He woke up crying. Normally when he does this (such as when he fell off the bed at 10:00) he cries for 2 seconds, then falls asleep. This time he didn't so I got up. He was sitting up in bed, wide awake, pointing to the opposite corner of the room.

"Over there!" he said.
"Did you have a scary dream?"
"Yes! By the closet!"

So I pretended to make whatever it was go away (though in the night, in the dark, I was getting scared myself!) He was still scared so we said a prayer. I snuggled him for a minute, then went back to bed. I had to get up a few minutes later and comfort him again, but he was more sleepy that time, and just wanted a hug.

When he woke up in the morning, I asked if he had a scary dream. I couldn't believe he remembered.

"Yes. Alligators."
"What were they doing?"
"They were scary."
"Were they in the closet?"
"Alligators in my clothes!"

It all seemed pretty funny by the light of day - and if I'd known in the night that he was afraid of alligators in his clothes, I might have found it funny then, too. Silly boy.

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Posted by Leonard at Fri Jun 29 2012 15:50

Wow, did I tell you the alligator story about Dad?

Posted by Susie at Sat Jun 30 2012 08:47

No! Tell me!

Posted by Mom at Sat Jun 30 2012 20:14

Does he have a night light in his room?

Posted by Rachel at Mon Jul 02 2012 02:01

I thought he loves alligators?

Posted by Susie at Mon Jul 02 2012 20:21

He does love alligators, and his scary dream hasn't changed that.

There's no nightlight in the room. It's in the bathroom and it does shine into the room a little bit.

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