Joshua has nightmares. In fact, if he closes his eyes in bed at night he sees the face of Chuckie. (or Chucky but I guess I don't really care how its name is spelled) Before you start thinking that we let Joshua stay up into the wee hours while eating popcorn and filling his brain with horror flicks...let me explain.
On our way to Subway one gorgeous summer afternoon we passed by Mr. Movies. They were having a sidewalk sale and there was Chuckie on the cover of the movie box. The image has stayed. We pray over Joshua and I put up a picture of Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia and we try to talk of good, Godly things and think good, Godly thoughts before bed.
One night he was crying so hard and I asked him to close his eyes and picture Chuckie and then picture Aslan. "Joshua, Aslan just ate Chuckie," I said. That seemed to help.