I'm not sure if I was actually afraid of the dark when I was young, but I was definitely afraid of what could be LURKING in the dark! I remember having to have the closet light on at night so that I could sleep. My own children also liked to have the light on at night.
When my son was in kindergarten, his teacher came to me and said she was worried about him because he didn't look good. She said he was tired during class, and looked pale. I guess I'm a bad parent, because I hadn't noticed. But once she pointed it out, I realized she was right. I asked my son about it, and he said he couldn't sleep at night. He was too afraid to sleep. So I began turning on the closet light for him, and that instantly solved the problem!
As an adult, I have to admit that there are moments when I'm still a little afraid of the dark. I guess it depends on what movies I've been watching, or books I've been reading. When we lived in China, I read "Jurassic Park" while my husband was on a business trip. The velociraptors seemed so real, and the description of them was terrifying! I remember getting up to get a drink of water. I walked through the dark living room to the kitchen. After I got my water, I suddenly found my self running back through the dark living room. I could almost feel the velociraptors breathing down my neck! So I guess I can still be afraid of the dark, but at least I don't need the closet light on anymore.
I wonder if the other consortium members are in the dark. Check out their blogs and see!
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil, and our newest member MAXI!