A cute little bedtime story for your little one who struggles in the dark.


One night, Trudy was sleeping in her room.

She woke up from a nightmare and she ran to her mother.

She opened the door and walked to the bed, tapping on her mother's cheek.

"Mommy Mommy, the monsters are going to get me!"

Her mother woke up and cradled her in her arms.

"You'll be okay, I promise. Tell you what: clap three times (have the child or children clap three times) when you get scared and Mommy will scare them away."

So little Trudy fell asleep until the very next day.

On the second night, Trudy woke up again and she clapped three times.

(Have the child or children clap three times.)

A second later, her mother came and asked, "What is it, Trudy? What's the matter?"

"Mommy Mommy, help me please! The monsters are trying to get me! They touched my arm and grabbed my feet, and now they aren't going to leave!"

"I'm here now, and there's nothing here. Clap three times if they ever come back."

So little Trudy fell asleep until the very next day.

On the third night, Trudy woke up again and she clapped three times.

(Have the child or children clap three times.)

Soon enough, her mother came and asked, "What is it, Trudy? What's wrong?"

"Mommy Mommy, help me please! The monsters are trying to get me!

They tickled my nose and wiggled my ear! They're left and right and far and near!

They touched my arm and grabbed my feet, and now they aren't going to leave!"

"I'm here now, and there's nothing here. Clap three times if they ever come back."

So little Trudy fell asleep until the very next day.

On the fourth night, Trudy woke up again and she clapped three times.

(Have the child or children clap three times.)

A second later, her mother came and asked, "Again, Trudy? What's the problem now?"

"Mommy Mommy, help me please! The monsters are trying to get me!

They're up and down and I'm really scared! They're here and there and everywhere!

They tickled my nose and wiggled my ear! They're left and right and far and near!

They touched my arm and grabbed my feet, and now they aren't going to leave!"

"I'm here now, and there's nothing here. Clap three times if they ever come back."

So little Trudy fell asleep until the very next day.

But Trudy didn't clap in a long time, and every night was quiet then.

Suddenly, on a different night, Trudy clapped three times.

(Have the child or children clap three times.)

Her mother came and asked, "Trudy, what happened now? I thought you were no longer scared?"

"Mommy Mommy, I'm okay.

The monsters no longer want to play.

They're not up and down, and I'm not scared.

They're not here or there or anywhere.

My nose wasn't tickled and my ears weren't wiggled.

They're not left and right or far and near.

They didn't touch my arm and grab my feet.

Mommy... I think they just might have left."

"Then why, Trudy, did you clap three times if nothing scared you tonight?"

"Because I love you Mommy, and I wanted you here to keep me warm and hold me near."

Her mother smiled and cradled her in her arms.

Little Trudy fell asleep and the night went on.


Vivalandra