Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Horror

Isn't it interesting how the more things change, somethings stay the same?  Austin has a lot of fear when it comes to Halloween decorations but he LOVES Halloween! The biggest challenge with him is in the store buying decorations.  We also have to make sure not to put too many scary ones up in the house.

Yesterday we went shopping for decorations.  At certain points in the aisle, he stopped and froze, he was that scared.  He asked me walk back up the aisle to come and get him, which I did.  I told him it was okay and we could just leave but he was bound and determined to get the decorations.  I let him pick what he wanted, Kaleigh too, but no spiders, Austin is terrified of spiders, real or fake.

We got through the shopping pretty quickly but we did encounter another boy in the aisle while Austin was upset.  The child looked at Austin like he could not believe that someone could be so disturbed by the decorations.  I took Austin's hand and told him it was okay and we were leaving and not to worry that he was safe.  He did not even notice the boy staring at him with a weird look on his face.  My only concern is to make sure he is safe and happy.

Austin came home and helped Kaleigh put up the decorations and is excited to go and buy his costume. He does not get upset shopping for costumes and usually stays away from the displays.  I believe that the small aisle with all the scary faces is what makes him so frightened.  Luckily, a small hug from me and taking him by the hand reassures him quickly.  He wants to be a mummy this year and is so excited for the Halloween dance!  Last year I took him to the dance and I did not get to sit down all night!  This time, I am bringing Kaleigh, she can dance it up with him while Momma takes a few breaks! :D

All the best!  *HUGS*


Victoria said...

I hope he's able to enjoy his Halloween. This is a rough time of year for us too, since Froggy hates anything that moves or makes noise unexpectedly. How does he do with trick-or-treating?

Judy Whatilivefor said...

Some of those decorations are super scary...there are certain Halloween aisles I don't go down!

He'll make such a cute mummy. We are in full blown Halloween planning mode and I have to figure out how to make a doggie costume according to my 3 year old's specification...

Have fun at the dance!

kristi said...

My son gets those looks too, it's okay. It is our job to reassure our kids that it is okay.

Mommie that Gets It said...

Hi Victoria,

He LOVES Trick-or-Treating! He even went through a spooky house a couple of years ago. Holding onto me the whole way but he went. It really is the decorations that set him off.

I hope all is well with you!


:) Heather

Mommie that Gets It said...

Hi Judy,

If anyone can figure out how to do the costume, it is you! You are super crafty and talented! :)

Yes, some decorations are really scary ... not like when I was a kid. We did not have all this sensory activated stuff. I bought a broom from Avon that is motion activated and it dances around the room on it own! It is super cool and Austin loves it!


:) Heather

Mommie that Gets It said...

Hi kristi,

I agree it is so important to reassure and let them know that it is okay.

Austin does not really pay attention to how people react to him. Even if someone says something to him, it just bounces right off. I guess that is a good thing.


:) Heather