So we calmed him down, snuggled him and got him back to bed.
For the next weeks he would tell me about the cutter monster and how scary he was. I would ask what he looked like but he was unable to articulate a description until he saw this cookie tin.
"Mom there is the Cutter Monster. See he spins like this..." motioning a table saw like motion.
A few days later we were at the Wood Connection and after finding a clerk to tell her he has lost his mom, (bonus mom points) he found this unfinished leaf and with a terrified excitement yelled "the Cutter Monster!"
Again he showed me how he spins to cut and scare. Feeling a little weird and not sure why, I proceeded to buy it. Why did I want a reminder of something so frightening to him?
Once it made it's way into our house Alayna got a hold of it and gave it a cheery personality. And Jacob has not since had any "Cutter Monster" dreams....
He HAS since had other nightmares or night terrors.
Screaming (with his eyes open) of bees everywhere in his blankets
Blue things in his bed
and another nightmare that he couldn't quite explain.
He tells any listening ears that he had a bad dream...
JSYK (just so you know) I never even started the St Patricks Day Wood decoration I bought while at the Wood Connection....I guess there will always be next year eh?