Popstar D (she has asked me to stop calling her Princess) and I watched “The Lady in Black” – a PG 13 ghost story, which was a bit scarier than I thought it would be, so I kept asking D if she was too scared. She kept saying no she was fine and together we giggled at the suspenseful bits. I also tried explaining how certain camera tricks were done to trip us out and she said she was having fun.
But that night she was a little freaked out going to bed, I calmed her, she stayed with me and I reassured her it wasn’t real. It was nothing over the top, so I wasn’t worried.
At about 1a.m. Popstar D woke up and whispered, “Mommy – something touched my head.” I showed her it was the cat and after some more reminders we are OK, it was back to sleep for both of us.
The next morning over breakfast my darling 6 year old looked at me with wide and serious eyes and said, “Mommy, maybe next time we can be like a normal family and you won’t let me watch a movie like that.”
So yeah. I have been told. Be more normal.
Although what that is exactly, I’m not sure. And how long my little popstar-wanna-be will enjoy that, I am also not sure. However, I am sure that the next time she begs me to watch something scary I will have to remind her a normal family doesn’t do that and see how well that works.