There is a scene in Patch Adams when Robin Williams portraying Patch Adams character is helping an in-patient go to the bathroom. The patient had an illogical fear of invisible squirrels that prevent the patient from leaving his bed to use the bathroom. Adams plays into the fear and helps “fight off” the squirrels so his roommate can finally relieve himself.
This is an excellent example of life with children.
Our son has been bathing himself for years. About age eight there was a time he would not go into the shower – hygiene been damned. When he asked him why, he was adamant a shark was going to attack him.Continue reading “No Showers and Bad Dreams”