Friday, May 10, 2013

Afraid Of The Dark

Every night in my room, it's the same conversation.

My sister tells me, "Don't shut the door and don't turn off the hall light!"
I object, "I need the darkness, so I can sleep!"
"You can too sleep with a light on."
"Yes, but..."
Blah, blah, blah...we get into an argument. All because practically every little kid (and sometimes the older kids) have a small case of nyctophobia (or whatever people call it!).
I admit, I used to be like that, too! Well, used to? I "used to" unless I watched an exceptionally rare scary movie just before bed! (Does that happen to anyone else out there reading this?)

 A few days ago, I found out that my baby cousin was apparently born blind. BLIND.
On some nights when both us girls aren't very tired, my sister will ask me what I would do if someone gave me a million babies from China...Hmm, well, no one would just up and give me a million babies, much less one! Also, why from China? I haven't the slightest idea! But every time she asks me, I answer with either "I don't know" or "I'd have a very good-tempered husband who wouldn't mind taking care of one million sons and daughters."

My little sis is very imaginative. So am I. She imagines having a house and kids of her own (as do I), while I also want to perform all over the country, worshiping God by singing. Just saying, but I think I have the less probable imagination of us two when it comes to the "When I Grow Up" category!

Hmm, I think I've headed off into another subject...Oops.
Back to my sister being afraid of the dark...In the middle of the night, when I'm just on the verge of falling asleep, she will randomly ask if she can sleep in my bed with me.
The reply? A dull "No, let me sleep."

So, while it lasts, I will be waiting for my little sister (and all the other siblings who are scared) to fall asleep so I can shut off the light...Hopefully, she will outgrow this stage of life soon.

Because I want a good night's rest...without the hall light on.  ;D


  1. You sound like a sweet sister! This too shall pass :)


  2. Hi! My mom told me that I might enjoy your blog. She's always on your moms site. I really like this post. I'm the oldest of all my sisters and sometimes they get scared too. I usually tell them to go back to their bed and dream happy things. :)

    1. Eden,
      "Dream of happy things"...that's nice. :D
      I hope you enjoy The Godly Photographer.