A few weeks ago, Adi developed a fear of the dark. She never had problems with darkness before and I have no idea what triggered the fear. I tried explaining to her that everything was ok, but she wouldn’t fall asleep unless we had something playing on the computer, or the lights on.
Anyway, I totally got her over her darkness fear. I went to Party City and picked up a huge pack of glow sticks. Now whenever she gets darkness antsy, I crack a few of these glowing bad boys and give her a bouquet of portable night lights. They stay lit long enough for her to see them if she wakes up at night and when morning comes I just chuck the spent sticks. She’s happy. I’m happy. WINNING