Amelia told me this story this morning:
"Mommy, the other night I was coming into your room in the middle of the night and I looked into the playroom and one hundred dogs were in there fighting!!"
"Well, maybe you were dreaming. "
"No! They were really there! They were fighting and barking and were big and black!"
"Well, if that's true, and you ever see them again, you need to say a prayer for them to go away. They are not supposed to be there."
"And then the shadows will come and take them home?"
"Yes, I guess so."
And then I recited the St. Michael prayer with her...
Now, I know that children have active imaginations, and that she could have been half asleep when she "saw" these creatures, but with the history of this house, and with the ever increasing faithfulness in our family with an upcoming baptism, it caused me pause.
When I think of demons, I think of those dogs. I'm not sure why, but I do. And although the various sightings of ghosts in this house throughout the years have never been destructive, it makes me think that there is a bigger possibility that there may have been something there.
So, anyone want to call in a priest?