Could monsters be hiding somewhere in our home? Maybe in the bathroom above the shower? Our NYC apartment has a pretty small bathroom with incredibly BRIGHT lights. Maybe these lights ward off the scary creatures?
I have really sensitive eyes and I am always hitting the dimmer. Everyone else in the household prefers the bulbs on full blast — and when I step in while Henry is in the tub — I know I’ll get a SQUEAL if I dim them. But only if he’s in the tub. Hmmmmm, I wonder why he won’t budge on softer light in the shower?
While brushing teeth, and washing hands, the lights can be dim. It’s been a compromise 18 months in the making! (maybe at 5’6″ I am just closer to the bulbs so it’s an eye sore).
Cue me cleaning up the sink area: H is in the tub; a bulb flickers, then goes out. Henry: (squeal) Mom, what did you do?
Me: I didn’t do anything.
Me: The bulb went out by itself.
Henry: (in sheer panic) AH! AH! A MONSTER DID THAT! THERE’S A MONSTER IN HERE!
He exploded out of the tub with a wave of water and ran for his life.
We talked about this and processed all of the above events for the rest of the evening; he continually checked the bulb too. Of course I explained that there are no monsters. Sigh.
The next morning we were sure to make a trip to the hardware store.
OK…. now I know why the lights must be on full blast while he is in the tub!
At seven years old – monsters (and scary clowns) are “for reals”.