This month I've seen a change in Aubrey that I was NOT expecting: She is scared of things. Scary things, that I had no idea that she would know are scary at this age. It all started with a trip to Lowe's. (We seem to be going there every couple days since we moved!) There was a big life-size skeleton that reached out his hands to you when you got close, & Aubrey about had a heart attack when daddy decided to show it to her. She was sobbing inconsolably & it about broke my heart! It's so weird how kids just know when things are different/scary. When we passed it from afar later during our trip she held her arms out to me, crying & yelling, "Mama!" Poor little dove.
My mom goes above & beyond with any holiday decor, & she doesn't disappoint when it comes to Halloween. She has a big witch & this one green head in a globe thing (best way I can describe it) & Aubrey will not go near them! She looks at me & says with a quivering lip: "Buh bye! No!" I thought we had a couple of years left before we were scared of things like that, but I find that things happen much quicker than I think they will since becoming a mama.
The other day at Hobby Lobby she even did her, "No! Go way! Buh bye!" to a figurine of Jolly Ol' St. Nick. Perhaps we won't be taking a photo with Santa this year!