Owen is entering the irrational fear zone of toddlerhood that comes right around the time their imagination blossoms. Before he may have just been afraid of spiders and a piece of grass that attached itself to his pants, but those were solid. Now Owen is scared of … scarecrows. I know right? We watched the Curious George Halloween movie, oh about, 12,000 times. One of it’s headliners is “No-noggin” the scarecrow with no head who knocks people’s hats off. As it turns out, and this is a SPOILER ALERT, it’s really the squirrel knocking people’s hats off to store nuts in. So, “No-noggin” is non-threat as he is not real. Throughout the entire fall season Owen did not speak of scarecrows and, like I mentioned, requested we watch Curious George every day.
Then we went to see the lights at the Botanical Gardens, and they had a scarecrow. Owen frightfully declared that this was “No-Noggin” and he wanted nothing to do with him. He casually mentions how scary scarecrows are often and must have two night lights. He’s also scared of dinosaurs.
It’s too bad Owen is scared, I’ve been a scaredy cat my whole life, so I get it. Maisy Jo? That girl is not going to be afraid of anything. If a scarecrow came up to her she would punch it right in the face.
So, what’s your toddler scared of?