Little Miss Muffett sat on her tuffett
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
who sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffett away.
Now all of you who are afraid of bugs, cockroaches, spiders, flies and gnats I need your help on how to help my daughter through her fears of all things buggy.
Bugs don’t do anything to me, you wouldn’t find me shrieking at the sight of them. Lizards sure bugs no! I am not saying that I want them crawling all over me or jumping on me, but I am not afraid of them. Because I have bug spray and I wear shoes- pretty good weapons against such sorts. LOL
Anyway my daughter has love/hate feelings towards them. At the same time as they are fascinating her they are scaring her into shrieks.
Let me share two instances they both happen in the bathroom unfortunately:
She is sitting on the toilet and I hear her shriek "Mummy! A spider" and she is wailing. So I slowly make my way to the bathroom, because sorry I have always showed her spiders, especially the daddy-long legs because because I think they are interesting and they run away, so that she will be interested rather than afraid of them. So I said pretty that much to her…
But sweetie we like spiders (as I looked as this really big Daddy Longs making it’s way up the wall.) Look at how long his legs are! To which she responds "Oh that spider is my best friend!" (HUH?!) So well that shrieking was averted!
And then last night… once again she is shrieking literally wailing, because there is a spider in the bathroom
My response was ‘Well hurry up honey and get out of there" But her response was WAH!!!! and seem to have frozen in her spot. Now tell me how does that make sense I know she is a baby, but come on if something is frightening you would you try to get out there as fast as possible right?! Well no she was paralysed and would n’t move until the spider finidng Mummy came in and swooped her up.
This time I didn’t see any spider. But for someone who needs glasses she sure can see the tiniest possible bug.
And do you know what she said to me this morning—
Mummy! do you know what the spider was telling me yesterday? He was telling me Hello!
Ok sweetie that is nice! (giggle)
Sorry Charlotte, but I plan to just zap all the spiders with spray, because I can’t take the drama, but I was really wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to get her pass the fear and either move away from the bug or simply but a shoe to it.
( Yeah I know I am plain cruel to the bugs LOL)
Taking a little break and going on a trip so I wouldn’t be taking the walk until next week. So everyone keep safe and keep good.
Everyone have a great weekend.