“There’s a lion in the attic”

My 3 year old boy has always been a good sleeper, so it surprised me a little when he came running out of bed one night. I took him by the hand back into his room, tucked him again into his bed and asked what was up. He whispered to me conspiratorially that he had heard some noises. I tried to reassure him by saying that it was probably just birds. He looked me straight in the eye, and with a slightly worried look about him said, “I think there’s a Lion in the attic!”