So, it is 2:00am and I hear Eva crying. Then sure enough she comes padding into our room talking about how the shadows are scaring her. Shadows have become Eva’s fear of choice lately and I’m pretty sure that this is coming from watching the Tiana movie “The Princess and the Frog”. There is a character in the movie called the Shadowman and there are scary shadows that go after the main characters and can grab them and drag them off.
|There is something about Disney movies. Each one of them has scary parts to them, there always seems to be a conflict that can be scary every few moments. For the most part, we love the Princess and the Frog and Eva introduces herself as Tiana over and over. But she is becoming more and more scared of shadows. So, early this morning I was sitting by her bed introducing her to a “ShadowBlaster”. The problem was that the flashlight I was using was not easily turned on and off by a child.||
The idea for a “ShadowBlaster” was the character of Raymond from The Princess and the Frog. Ray as he is called is a Cajun Firefly. He is a real heroic firefly too and he can shatter shadows with his light. So, that was the idea I was thinking of when I went into her room at 2:00am. I’d give her the flashlight and she could whip it up to the wall and “Boom” the shadow is gone. She loved that and I figured all was well and she would go back to bed. 3 more trips into our room later and she was finally asleep. The first trip after she got her ShadowBlaster was so that she could tell Allison all about it. Cracked me up.
Because the flashlight I had was not able to be turned on and off by a child I stopped by Target on the way home and I picked up a kids flashlight and on top of that it was a Disney Princess themed one, so I guess we come around full circle. What would have made that circle complete would have been if it was a Princess and the Frog themed one.
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