Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

My four-year-old daughter woke up the other day, came into our bedroom, and announced...

"Daddy, I had a dream about the big, bad wolf."

"Oh really?", I said, "what about the big, bad wolf?"

"Well," she replied, "the big, bad wolf was in my room...and I was a little bit scared...then the big, bad wolf turned into YOU, Daddy!"

Just when I think I have heard everything. My wife and I are currently having a debate. She is laughing because she takes it to mean that our daughter thinks that I'm scary when I'm angry.

I, on the other hand, think that she was scared so she drummed an image of safety and security to protect her from the mean, angry wolf.

Or maybe it's just because I look like a Wookie without a shirt on. :-)

P.S. - I had a Top Ten Daddy moment at the grocery store this week. My four-year-old wanted to come with me so I brought her along. As I was pushing her down the cereal aisle in her cart, she looked me right in the eye and said, "Daddy, you're my hero." That one will stick with me for quite a while.


Deb in OPKS said...

I think it was just a dream. I'd hate to think what people would say about some of the crazy dreams I have. I'd stick with what she said in the grocery store when she's awake :)

The Sports Mama said...

I love those out of the blue moments when my boys tell me I rock! :)

And I wouldn't worry about the whole bid bad wolf thing. Maybe she was mad at grandma? I mean, the wolf DID do away with grandma! :)

Amy said...

For the debate I am weighing in on your side. I like to think that kids have the ability to make a scary dream go away by changing it to something positive.

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

omgosh, that was so sweet of her to say. Its stuff like that... simply awesomeness, you know?

Flea said...

Awww. That's so sweet. So what color are your cape and tights? :)

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