Tonight was a busy night. I turned on the discovery chanel to keep my kids entertained while I finished the things I needed to do. The show was something about outerspace and planets and things... or so I thought. I glanced in to check on the kids. Chantel had lost interest and was coloring... but Drayden was GLUED to the screen. They seemed pretty occupied so I continued to do my thing. Bedtime rolled around and I asked Drayden to turn off the t.v., which he did. Then while we were getting pajamas on and such I asked him... "So, how was your show?" he replied, "terrifying" terrifying??? really, why was it so scary? he proceeded to tell me about 10 different ways that the world was going to be destroyed... all of which meant death and disaster for all humans. *sigh* poor kid. He was literally in tears telling me about it. I tried to explain that it is a fact that everyone will die of something or other, but that we don't have to be afraid. I think he is pretty severely tramatized. (I get the mother of the year award for letting my 6 year old watch a show about the appocolypse!!) We told jokes to try to lighten the mood, then I spent the last hour and a half tickeling his back and singing him primary songs (which is probably more traumatic than helpful seeings as I cannot carry a tune) ... he finally fell asleep. It was really hard to see him so scared. I know that the world will probably end someday... and I may even be around to see it... who knows... but some words of wisdom:
Be strong and of a good courage;
BE NOT AFRAID,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the lord thy god is with thee
withersoever thou goest.
Sleep well my little Drayden, and know that mommy loves you... but more important... God loves you.