Monday's Mommy Moment: Beware of the Christmas Carolers!


My little boy has always been cautious when it comes to new things--our sunflower spinning lawn ornament, the mounds of leaves piled in our yard, Santa, and now the carolers...

Yes, if you haven't guessed it already, this year we added a new addition to our normal Christmas light routine.  We thought the carolers were adorable and would excite our Little Lewie.  Well, I guess you can say it excited him excited him to the point that he's terrified of them.  After Daddy first set them up, we plugged them in and watched the unit inflate from the window.  Little Lewie wouldn't stop watching them from the window, so we naturally thought he was curious.  We bundled him up, held him in our arms, and brought him to see the front of the display from the driveway.  That's when we noticed that the curiosity turned to utter and complete fright.

Over the next few days, we've been showing him that we are the ones that control the display.  He sees where we plug it in, and he's witnessed us walk up to it on many occasions.

"Hi Santa, Hi Frosty, Hi Penguin!" I say in the merriest of voices.  "Look how cute they are Lewie.  It's just a decoration.  It won't hurt you."  (I even poke Frosty a few times just to show that he's not real.) "See."

Consequently, over the last few nights, Lil' Lewie hasn't slept well either.  The first night that the display was set up, he refused to go to sleep in his crib, and the second night, he woke up screaming in terror as if he had a terrible nightmare. 

We're hoping he'll eventually grow to love the carolers, but if not, they might have to retire early this year and wait to send holiday greetings in 2011...


  1. So sorry to hear that! The things that scare children can really be head-scratching!

  2. Lol, Georgia is afraid of the blow-up decorations too! No amount of convincing or explaining has lessened the fear - I think it's something she'll probably just have to grow out of. Let me know if anything works to help Lewie!

  3. Poor guy, you never can tell what will scare them. I have guess wrong when I try to figure out ahead of time what will scare her and not. Luckily, for the most part, things don't faze her too much! Hopefully it's another one of those things that he will outgrow.

  4. That is such a great story to share. LOL It's funny all the things we go through with our little guys. : ) I really can't wait to meet you guys in person! Little Lewie sounds like such fun!
    (I happened to be signed in to my other blog...but was letting you know that it's still me!)

  5. Oh my! That is a big bummer! Hopefully he gets used to them so you don't have to retire them until next year!

  6. Oh no! Poor Lil Lewie! Nate is scared of the strangest things too. Recently it's been leaves. He's fascinated but afraid at the same time. He keeps walking up to and pointing at our houseplants...but then he walks backwards in terror when he gets too close.

  7. sorry to hear that! Kids are so funny about certain things...huh?! They are very cute, but hopefully he'll grow to love your new attraction! If not, maybe try again next year...

  8. Oh, no! I wish my son was more scared of some things. He is a dare devil and it scares me!


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