Are Your Kids Afraid of the Dark? There's a "Monster Spray" for That!Monica Bielanko
It’s a small, blue medicine bottle and it comes with specific directions from the pharmacy instructing patients to “spray around the room at night before bed. Repeat as necessary.”
As The Huffington Post notes, it’s called “Monster Spray” and it just might cure your kid of their fear of the dark.
A pharmacy in North Dakota prescribed a bottle to a 6-year-old girl who didn’t want to go to bed because of the monsters in her bedroom. The girl used the spray for three nights before she declared her room a monster-free zone.
Josslyn Dodd, the pharmacy manager, told HuffPost that for the past five years or so, Barrett’s Pharmacy has done this for children with similar fears.
“I had to put it in the prescription bottle. She wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t come from the pharmacy with the label,” a technician at the pharmacy said.
That’s right! You need a prescription. You can’t just mix up your own batch at home because what’s inside Monster Spray is top secret!
I think this is a cute idea although I’ve seen people express concern that a prescription for Monster Spray is confirming to kids that monsters do, in fact, exist.
Really? They’ve got to be the same people that tell their children Santa Claus isn’t real, right?
What do you think? Would you pick up a bottle of Monster Spray if your kid was afraid of the dark?
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