At least one or twice a week, my husband and I hear little footsteps in the dead of night, traversing from across the hall and into our bedroom, with “Mommy, I had a bad dream”. Usually, we are both too exhausted to take them back, so we end up with one (sometimes two) little bodies squeezed in between us. And putting them to bed is even more of an issue, with claims of “Mommy I’m scared”, “Mom I don’t want to be alone” (even if they aren’t alone, “Mommy I have bad dreams” etc etc., making the bedtime ritual stretch out even longer until bone tired Mom is about to pass out on the bunk with them.
So when I saw this product on My Daily Om, I thought, What a clever idea, I wish I thought of it!….followed by… I have to get one!. Formulated by a Mom, this fabulous spray gets rid of those bedtime monsters both physically and psychologically. Physically, because it uses essential oils and works it’s magic through aromatherapy, and psychologically, well, you know. We Moms are all amateur doctors, right?
The website of the Mom who invented the “Monster Go Away Spray” (pat on her back!) also has some sensible advice for bedtime battles like mine. Things like “Reassure your child“, “Empower your child”, “Create a coping mechanism” and of course, use the spray!. There are success stories posted on the site, as well as a few raves on the great level of sales service they give.
Here’s what they said:
“Our spray has helped many families banish their respective monsters and facilitated the creation of fun evening rituals. From improvisational song and dance to the construction of monster binoculars with recycled toilet paper rolls, we have heard and almost done it all! We would love to hear your stories of triumph and creative techniques you may have employed or heard about.”
Originally posted on February 7, 2009 @ 7:47 am