I have been afraid of the dark as long as I can remember. I never slept without a light on. That light was often the overhead light.
It drove my dad crazy.
But I could taste the fear. The worst to me was when I forgot to do something outside and had to go out after dark.
I grew up on a small farm. We had a barn, which means we had barn cats. It was my job to feed them. I did not like my job. I put it off as long as possible. Especially when my dad told me I was feeding skunks in with the cats. Um, who wants to do that? Not me. I hated my job.
Fast forward a “few” years. Now that my husband is around I am willing to sleep without a light.
Go forward a couple more years and we have 2 of our girls. It is time to teach them to sleep on their own. Discussion, give them a light or make them learn from the beginning…
I chose incorrectly.
I chose with the light on the first time Caitlyn cried.
And now their overhead light is on every night.
So my fear is their fear.
*Patrice has been trained with her light off…hubby didn’t let me make that mistake twice.