Recently Elijah wandered into the living room and started pushing buttons on the radio (the radio is hooked up to 2 speakers). He turned the volume knob all the way up then pushed the power button. So all of a sudden there was the voice of some random man talking (really loud) through the stereo. All three boys started screaming and crying hysterically and it took me probably 15 minutes to calm them down.
Since that day Asher and Josiah will not go ANYWHERE in the house alone. They have to have a "buddy" to go with them everywhere (yes, even to go potty) because they are afraid of "the man talking in the living room." They won't go within 10 feet of a room that doesn't have the lights on.
So I guess we have been catapulted into a new phase of toddler fear that we weren't expecting...
Today, Michael was talking to the boys about Jesus, asking them questions to see how much they understood about Him. With a little prodding, Josiah was able to answer some basic questions about who Jesus is, why He is important, and how He helps us. Asher listened intently until he suddenly said that he hoped when Jesus came in our door He wouldn’t be scared of “the man” on the radio. Michael told him that it was ok because Jesus wasn’t coming to our house, but He wanted to live in our hearts. Then Asher replied that he thought Jesus was going to knock on our door so He could come to our house. He then began singing *Jesus is knocking at your door, Jesus is knocking at your door, Oh, Children, why don’t you answer, Jesus is knocking at your door.* Then, with a laugh, Michael explained that it wasn’t the door to our house that He was knocking on but the door to our hearts, so He could live with us, forgive our sins, and help us.