• Honestly, I was 23 when I watched ‘The Exorcist’ and I slept with my mother for 2 months too. 😀 I too wonder if i need to expose my son to the ghoulish aspects of life just yet. I do make him watch ‘Noddy and the Shadows’ or dance to ‘Dem Bones’ just to make sure he doesn’t get silly scary ideas in his head. Especially because I do not want him to be as scared of horror movies at 23 at his mother once was. Or at 30, which is mother is now. 😛
    Halloween has an underlying story which your young one may be too young to understand. I see what you are saying!

    • sirisha achanta

      Hehe I too am still scared of horror but what fun is horror without the scare element!

  • Sid Balachandran

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Thought Little Ri is too young to start watching “monsters” or rather even understand them, this is something that concerns me as well. I know it probably sounds a bit “off-beat” when coming from a dad; Its great if we can give them the exposure and understanding to tell them that bad things do happen and there are “bad” people or “things” around; but probably when the time is right and when they start questioning about it. After all logic and reasoning can dispel most fears, or beliefs. Ok, I’m going off-topic now, so I’ll stop! Great post as usual Sirisha.

    • sirisha achanta

      Thanks 🙂 I especially love it when fathers talk of parenting.. It’s a refreshing POV

  • V ki Amma

    I am so glad you brought this up Sirisha. I am writing a post on similar lines, of how fear psychosis works on children. And I naturally thought of the Halloween connect. I am glad you bought it up. Well written 🙂

    • sirisha achanta

      Looking forward to read your post about it