The Proper Way to Check for Monsters
Parents have plenty of practice checking for monsters. For all the non-parents, did you make your Mom and Dad check for monsters? Monsters have been a hot topic in the Malanoski household as of late. My five year old daughter has developed quite the imagination and monsters are a part of it.
When Olivia asks me if I can check for monsters, I take my job seriously. I have to admit I have developed the preconceived notion that monsters are rather large. So that's what I'm looking for. If there is a small monster in the room, I am not going to find it. Behind doors and in closets are a must look. I don't bend that well so under the bed has always been a tough spot for me. If the monster isn't on one of the edges, again the monster wins.
Looking for monsters is for my daughter to give her that re-assurance but no, I don't believe in mythical monsters. That message is conveyed to my daughter every night as well. But as long as she wants me to check, I will take my parental role as monster checker very seriously.
Was I afraid of monsters? Oh Yes. My dad has tried to watch every single horror movie ever made. In part, I saw my fair share of spooky characters at an early age. I don't remember asking my Dad to check for monsters because I probably figured since he liked them so much he probably would become buddies with them and gang up on me. But now as a parent I am fully confident monsters aren't real but if they are, I will find them before my daughter goes to sleep.