Happy Halloween, everyone!
In another thread, I described how my father used to pretend to be a “monster” called “The Claw.” He would mess up his hair, grab his wrist, and chase my brother and me around the house, calling out in a spooky voice, “The Claw will get you!”
We absolutely loved it! Both of us still remember it fondly.
In The Little House in the Big Woods (takes place in 1860), Laura Ingalls Wilder describes how her father would play “Mad Dog” with her and Mary. Pa would mess up his hair, get down on all fours, and chase the little girls around the house, growling like a mad dog.
So it seems that “Daddy Monsters” have been around for a while in families.
Do you have a memory of, or does your family currently do “Daddy Monsters?” Describe, please.