As many of you know, I have a 3 year old son. He is the joy of my life! I just love being a mom and he is the biggest blessing in my life.
He is usually an easygoing little boy. He is always happy and smiling. And he is a sweetheart!
Well, the last few days we have been having issues getting him to bed. The first time we noticed a problem, it was about 5 in the morning and he came running in our room, jumps in our bed and says there is something in his closet. Well, it was time for hubby to get ready for work, so I just left him in my bed and we cuddled and fell back asleep.
Now every night we put him to bed, he freaks out. His demeanor totally changes. He gets really stressed and nervous. He climbs in bed and keeps talking about something being in his closet. You can look at him and see the stress in his face. It is so sad. :( We have tried everything! He has a nightlight in his room, we pray before going to bed, he sleeps with a bunch of stuffed animals and blankets. I even tried to give him Spiderman for "protection". Oh and he always sleeps with his boombox on playing lullibies.
We check the closet everynight and show him there is nothing there. Last night the only way he fell asleep was when I sat in his bed with him. I left after he was fast asleep. BUT at 2 in the morning, he shows up in my bed again terrified and complaining about there being something in his closet.
What else can we do? I don't want him to be afraid of his room or of falling asleep...