Are adults really afraid of clowns? I heard two people talking about it on the radio and one said she wouldn’t attend an event because there were going to be clowns there.
In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself“.
Like in the game “Peek a Boo” a child learns that life is layered and there can be delight in surprises.
We strive to take good care of our children not show them that life is full of danger and requires our cautious vigilance, but so they are safe and can learn to be fearless as they grow in skill and understanding. What example do we set, when we, so large and strong in their estimation, allow ourselves to be frightened by clown?
Or we can call on Roosevelt Franklin. A hero, for sure!