• Hello. I'm Becky.  I'm 32 years old.  And I'm afraid of the dark.  Not sure why.  Didn't grow up in a emotional/physical horror of a household.  Not exposed to a ton of violence.  Always knew what was real and what wasn't.  Knew what death was at a very young age.  I know that nothing is in my room that didn't walk through the front door.  And yet at night I HAVE to have nightlights.  Scattered throughout the house.  If we stay in a hotel? I leave the bathroom light on.  There's nights I've woke up in a sheer panic and have had to turn on a lamp to sleep by.  Thank goodness Mr takes it all in stride.  Unfortunately for him, I still have nights when I wake up screaming.  Some nights more than once.  Some nights not at all.  And I usually don't even have memories of that happening.  It's something I've done all my life. 
  • I've made 12 steps with helping me deal with my friendly bedroom Boogeyman.

    Step 1
    - The shadows are scary in my closet. And under my bed.
  • Step 2 - The nightlight helps out a lot.
  • Step 3 - If I lay facing the door I don't get as worried about things sneaking up on me.
  • Step 4 - It also helps to double check under the bed, in the closet, and dresser drawers
  • Step 5 - I know that boogeymen aren't entirely real
  • Step 6 - If he promises to stop picking on me, I'll pretend he's not real
  • Step 7 - I will let him run rampant in my room during the day, if he'll let me sleep in it at night
  • Step 8 - My teddy bear, kitty cat, and imagination would also appreciate if Mr Boogeyman will sign the agreement in writing
  • Step 9 - I will bring him a bowl of chocolate, once a week, and leave it under my bed. 
  • Step 10 - I will try and not pass out in shock and fear in the morning when I see the chocolate has been devoured.
  • Step 11 - I will cut back from three nightlights to one.
  • Step 11.5 - I will try and read less scary books right before bed
  • Step 12 - I will pass on the agreement to others.  So they can get along with their friendly neighborhood Boogeyman too.
Twin
2/3/2012 07:55:50

High-five on that inherited birth defect twin!

Reply
Bex
2/5/2012 03:05:36

High Five Indeed!!

Reply



Leave a Reply.

    RANTINGS
    FROM
    THE
    TIME
    OUT
    CORNER.....

    Dear Twin... sometimes words come out of my mouth before my brain has a chance to stop them... well aint that the life...

    Bex

    Some people make parenting look sooo easy.  They are big fat liar pants.  Parenting is hard.  Kids can be awful.  They don't come with an Instruction Manual.  I started young and have grown up with them.  We have gone through a lot together.  And I would have never been able to do it without the wonderful family I have.  I started blogging because of Twin.  She said that it wasn't nice of me to take a Bad Day out on the Hubby or the Brats.  And so this began.... it's my Rantings From The Time Out Corner... because, let's face it - when I'm full on Cranky Pants... my hubby doesn't fail to make me go Sit One Out for the Team.  (for more see ME above)

    CONTACT ME!
    I would like your thoughts, help, comments, feedback. I am not a robot!
    bextwinz@gmail.com

    Motto:
    No matter how serious life gets, you still gotta have that one person you can be completely stupid with 

    I STALK THESE....

    Picture
    TWIN
    Picture
    ANGEL
    Picture
    MONIQUE
    Picture
    LAUREN
    Picture
    THE MRS
    Picture
    WHISPERING WRITER
    Picture
    RONI