Tami - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
My son woke up 4 times one night flipping the light on. I couldn't understand, but he is now scared of the dark. We have tried EVERYTHING. Night lights, flashlights, etc... Nothing seems to work. He always gets out of bed and switches the light switch on 5 min after we leave the room. Our electric bill is sure to get expensive this month. I thought about taking the light bulb out, but that has to make things worse and more traumatic for him.
I have been reading up on 3 year olds and their imaginations run wild at this age (they can't tell between imagination/reality). I figure he is having scary nightmares. He says he is scared of a green fish in his wall every time, lately they are things he sees on t.v. like dragons and dinosaurs.
Can anyone relate? We are going to have a REALLY expensive winter if we cannot get that light turned off!