Last week the boy had a Lego incident. And by incident I mean he stuck a piece of Lego up his nose to see what would happen. Cue lots of tears, screaming and a bit of blood. He managed to scrape the inside of his nose. Luckily, it wasn’t that far up so he managed to blow it out.
Later the same evening, well 3 am, he woke up screaming and bolted into my room saying he ate some plastic and was worried what was going to happen to him. He then ran to the loo to say he was going to poo it out. I finally settled him, checked his room and he definitely didn’t eat plastic; it was just a dream. Ever since that dream, he’s always asking us to check his belly to make sure he didn’t eat anything ‘bad’.
A couple days ago, he woke up having another dream saying he got a splinter from the wood floor in the front room and was chewing his finger trying to get the splinter out.
Since the Lego incident and these dreams, my poor boy is becoming really anxious and paranoid about things. For instance he was just in his room, and called me up as he had spot on his foot. It was just a birthmark.
I’m not sure what to do. Do I take him to the GP? I worry if I do, they’ll think I’m a paranoid mummy and not take me seriously. Is he attention seeking? There isn’t anything going on at school, his teacher says he’s doing really well. Or is my anxiety rubbing off on him?
He is my(our) entire world and I hate seeing him react like this.