Rate on the scary scale from 1-10: 10!
Before everyone tells me how beautiful night is and how peaceful and stuff like that, I totally agree with you. But it doesn't make my fear of the dark any easier.
Crap happens in the dark. I’m not kidding, dude. Socks under the bed become feet monsters. Clothes hanging in the closet become people without heads. Anything that moves or makes a sound becomes someone or something coming to eat you in your sleep. Power outages suck.
I have 5 nightlights in my house. One in the hallway by my bedroom. One in the kids’ room. One in the kitchen. One in the hallway downstairs in the basement. One in the bathroom in the basement. And even with the nightlights, I use the glow of my cell to get around the house when I’m making it from one light switch to another in the middle of the night.
Also, when I turn off the lights behind me, my pace gets quicker the darker it gets. I know I look like a fool running from an invisible monster, but hey… that’s where my imagination takes me.
As for going potty in the dark? Um, not happening.