We have this neighbor who was born with a psychological defect that I really never got sure about. Suffice it to say, he has days when he'd be walking back and forth in our compound making all these noises. My son isn't exactly scared of him initially but my cousin has taken to using him to scare our son into obedience. So now, he's a little scared of him.
One time, he heard Joseph about and Yakee started diving onto the bed and saying "I'm scared." I told him to just hold my hands and everything will be okay, he need not be scared anymore.
Next time he heard Joseph was about, he scampered to just hold my hand and stand there. Then he let go after Joseph stopped making noises.
Yesterday, one commercial that has started scaring him aired and he immediately grabbed my hand and just stood there, watching, not scared anymore.
I just really love these times. He's coming to a point where irrational fears are cropping up and I love that he knows he can hold Mommy's hand and things will be alright.