My daughter and two other girls from our general area are on a gymnastics team in the next state over. The mothers and I have a carpool, so we don't all have to drive that far all the time. The other two girls in the carpool are 10, my daughter just turned 8 this week. She is the youngest on the team too, but neither place have been an issue.
So last night, she got home, had dinner and a shower and got ready for bed pretty normal. When I was tucking her in though she told me they had watched Jurassic Park in the car on the way home and she was really scared. She has had nightmares about T-Rex's since she was old enough to tell me about them. It's pretty much the only thing she is afraid of, even though she knows they are in no way a threat to her. We talked about it for awhile, and we ended up having a siblings sleepover where they all made a giant bed in the boys room on the floor. We don't have school on Fridays here so she is home and hasn't mentioned it today.
Now I am struggling trying to decide if I should say or do anything. Only one of the moms has a DVD player in her car and they always use it on her days, but it's never been a PG-13 movie or anything even close to scary. Would you say something to the mom? Maybe send DVDs "for more variety"? I don't want to embarrass DD and I don't want to make rules for the other mother either. Any suggestions?
I am feeling guilty today because yesterday when she was packing her gym bag she wanted to bring a flashlight to read with on the way home and I said no because I was afraid the light would be unsafe for the driver. Now I wish she had read her book