The Dark Side

Being left in the dark in the shower the other day got me wondering.  Why is it that no matter where they go, the kids NEVER shut off the lights?

First of all, no matter where their final destination is, the hallway light MUST BE ON!!!  Bathroom?  Turn on the hallway light.  Bedroom?  Turn on the hallway light.  Kitchen?  Yep, hallway light is on…and they don’t even go through the hallway to get to the kitchen!!!  I can’t tell you how many times a day (maybe an hour would be easier to count) I turn off the hallway light.  I think our nation’s energy problems may center on my children.  If they’d turn off the lights HALF the time, there would never be the threat of an energy shortage.


If they come into the bathroom while I am in the shower, they ALWAYS turn off the light when they leave. Now, WHY OH WHY do they leave me in the bathroom, in the shower, in the DARK!!!  It never fails.  Granted, most of the time it is daylight outside (and thank goodness for windows) so I’m not completely in the dark. But, what I can’t figure out is why all the other lights in the house must be left on except for the one that really needs to be.

Guess I should gather a dozen of the smartest people I know and pose this question to them.  Wonder how long it would take them to come up with an answer.  I’m not sure I have that much time though.

It’s awfully dark in here……


2 thoughts on “The Dark Side

  1. Thank you for the laugh this morning! I laugh because it happens to me as well! I thought I was the only one. Nice to know I am not as alone as I thought in the dark!

  2. we could relate to this lol. But now the kids are gone and I would much rather have the higher electric bill that the empty house.

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