Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No Raccoons, Part II

Katherine's fear of raccoons is growing, and we haven't even seen one in over two weeks.

Tonight, I left the shade to one window in the girls' room open, and the window slightly open due to the fact that it is a very warm night.

Katherine absolutely refused to lay down in her bed until I shut the window and lowered the shades. All she kept repeating was, "No raccoots. No raccoots."

I'm wondering if I should buy a stuffed animal raccoon, or if that would just be flinging fuel on the fire.

4 comments:

avec amy said...

I think a stuffed racoon is a good idea. Of course, I have no parenting skills whatsoever. But I vote yes! Or you can lock her outside with a real one. Tough love is always an option.

Laurel said...

Well, at least you have one Halloween costume you can rule out...

Cooks on the Coast said...

My husband's younger brother had a stuffed racoon as a little kid. Being a typical big brother, my husband "snufficated" it during a road trip, traumatizing little brother who never played with the thing again. Don't know why I shared that. Other than you could get a stuffed racoon to show them it can't hurt them. And they can hurt it if they want. I know. It's sick. But it might give them some sense of control or power. Hey, my mantra is "whatever it takes."

Cooks on the Coast said...

About the disco thing. We danced with the girls as infants to ABBA. Is that so wrong?