What a 4 year old fears

As I was helping Emily get dressed this morning she told me she had a bad dream last night. I asked her what it was about and she said that she dreamed that she went to church in her princess night gown because we forgot to dress her. She looked at me with a nervous smile.

I forget sometimes that Emily is in a stage right now where the world revolves around her. Her worries and fears are very real in her world and although I wanted to laugh her off I knew that she was waiting for me to tell it was OK. So I tickled her and laughed with her and hugged her and told her that her mommy would NEVER let that happen. If only all fears were this easy to ease.

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