So much for being all grown-up.
The B appeared first thing this morning, terror on his face.
The cause? The tiger chair in his bedroom.
It's new, a gift given for his birthday, a popular present, it must be said, an unusual one, perhaps, but one he has enjoyed a great deal in recent days.
That is, until this morning.
"The tiger chair scared me," he said, as delicate as ever first thing.
"I don't want it in my bedroom any more."
So the chair has returned downstairs, it seems it's more acceptable there.
Following breakfast, he even sat in it for his morning Fireman Sam, the trauma forgotten, the tiger much less menacing in the playroom environment.
The B has always scared easily, it's true, his fear of loud noises just one example of his sensitive side.
The G? She's a great deal tougher, fearless, almost impossible to frighten.
The other day, The B hid in the downstairs loo - essentially, a cupboard beneath the stairs - light off, door ajar.
Exploring, The G opened it, The B leaping out at her, roaring at the top of his voice like a terrible dinosaur.
She jumped a little at first, but on the whole found the experience hilarious.
It takes a lot to scare The G.
Much more than a chair.
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