Scary Monsters

“Mom? Mom?” “Bob, you should be asleep by now.” “Yeah, but I can’t stop thinking about this nightmare Adam told me he had about the lady who lives on his street who’s kind of scary. In the nightmare she had black teeth and her husband had white eyes and he kidnapped Adam.” “That sounds like a really scary thing to think about when you’re trying to fall asleep.” “It is.” “Okay, well I’ll get you a glass of water and you can try and fall asleep again and think about something good, like swimming at day camp, or your basketball game coming up on Saturday.” “Mom? Can you just be here while I try to fall asleep? Just for a little while? I’ll give you the cold side of the pillow.”

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