I think we have a problem.
We have been planning a trip to Disney in april. Yesterday we did two things that are causing us to rethink this trip.
We went to the Budweiser brewery where you can have your picture taken with one of the worlds famous clydesdale horses. When we got close to the horse, (S) wanted nothing to do with it. I had to pick her up and then hold on tight or she would have crawled out of my arms. She wanted absolutely nothing to do with the animal. Granted, theya re very large horses, but they are also very gentle.
Later on yesterday we went to Chuck E Cheese's to have pizza and play games and go on some of the little kids rides there. (S) had a blast......except when she saw Chuck E Cheese. It was just a guy in a costume (or maybe a gal) but she didn't want to go anywhere near him. When I tried to get her to go to the other end of the games, she refused to go. Somehow she felt that Chuck E was scary and he went after little children and took them away. I have no idea where she got this idea from. No matter how hard we tried, she refused to believe that Chuck E would not do her any harm. So now what do we do?
She is 4 1/2 years old. Do we forget our trip to Disney, or keep working on her and hope she gets over this fear......This past Christmas she screamed bloody murder when she saw someone dressed up as the Grinch. I don't know where this comes from, but it is real to (S) and that is all that matters I guess.