How we made the bathroom less scary

Both Emmett and Elliott have entered into a phase where they are afraid of being alone in the bathroom.  While Elliott will use the bathroom by himself, he has to leave the door open. 

Emmett on the hand, won’t go unless he’s escorted by Lizze or myself. 

They both used to do okay in the bathroom but then all of a sudden, they were afraid. 

We did finally figure out what the problem was. Turns out they were afraid of the bathroom closet. With that new information in hand, we decided to find a way to address this and make the boys more comfortable.

Lizze and I figured that if we could make the door less scary by decorating it with their artwork.

So far so good. 

Emmett used the bathroom by himself tonight and that’s progress.  Hopefully, Elliott will feel better as well. 

I’ll keep you all posted. 


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