Love escalators, hate elevators

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

When we are at the mall, Jared always likes to ride on an escalator. He sees it as one of the kiddie rides. Whenever he sees one, he would always drag us in the escalator and then go up and down and then do it all over again. It's nice to see the smile on his face whenever he's riding on it but it's sometimes annoying to go up and down repeatedly. Good thing, Ryan is patient in this area so he's always the one who goes with Jared.

However, it's the opposite whenever we go into an elevator. He cries and trembles when he goes into one. This has happened 3 times or so, I think. This fear started just a few months ago.

So last week when we went to the mall, we decided to take the stairs instead of the lift. Apparently, the stairs are located in front of the elevator so he will still have a chance to see it. And when he saw the doors of the elevators, he suddenly starts crying and trembling. We hurriedly went through the stairs and tried to console him after.

I am not sure what this is about. I don't know if it's the motion he's afraid of or the enclosed space. I just hope that this is just a phase and that he will eventually outgrow this.


Lynnette said...

oh Jared is afraid of elevators...Maybe he just don't like the feeling riding it. I'm sure he'll outgrow it. Zachary's not afraid of it at all... coz we have an elevator in our appartement, he got used to it since the beginning. I wonder why Zach doesn't care of escalators... When I was young, I love riding it.. just like Jared :)

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