since my son was very young, he has always been scared
of the shower. Every time I take him near the shower,
he screams and cries and I can't understand why.
too long ago, my son, who is now four years old, came
to me and told me a story that sent chills up and down
my spine and made me cry. That afternoon I had asked
him, "Why don't you take a shower today instead
of a bath. He said, "I don't want to die, Mommy."
asked, "What are you talking about?"
answered, "I died in the shower with my other mommy."
I asked him again what he was talking about, and he
said very clearly, "The army men made me and Mommy
go in the shower with all the other people, and we died."
first thing that came to my mind was the horror of the
Holocaust, but we have never allowed him to watch anything
on television dealing with the Holocaust. He still is
adamant about not going in the shower, and sometimes
he tells me little details which are impossible for
him to know.
instance, he says that he had "boo boo's"
all over his body that itched all day, and that he always
got yelled at for scratching them. I've heard of the
horrible body lice that people in the concentration
camps had to endure. He also talks about dogs. He is
scared to death of dogs and says he was bitten by a
dog on his leg. The area where he says he was bitten
has a birthmark.
Posted Feb 2nd, 2005