Ya gotta love the classics – and as far as Halloween goes, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has got to be on the top of the list. There is just something about planting a seed of uneasiness, sprinkle it with a bit of universal primal fear, and then let the imagination and panic grow to a manic state.
And of course there are those little ones who beg and cry for a scary story – just before bed. Now I know that that’s probably not the best idea for a good night’s sleep, but truth be known, I love coming in after they’ve woken up screaming from a nightmare, looking to me for comfort and to chase away the monsters under the bed, and the boogie man who they are convinced is lurking inside the closet.
I cuddle up next to them, pressing their little faces against my breasts, and take their mind off those scary images with some naughty nanny games (you wouldn’t believe what you can do with one of those glow sticks teeheehee).