Dude… I need a grow light….

The past few nights I’ve asked mommy and daddy to leave the light on in my room when I sleep. I already have a nightlight, but I want on the big overhead light. I’m very nice about asking. I usually say “make bb very happy please. leave on light”. So mom and dad have been nice enough to generally listen (although I’m convinced they sneak in after I’m asleep and turn it out.) If it’s out when I wake up in the middle of the night, I turn it back on.

Well, mommy finally asked me why I want my light on. She probably thought I was scared of the dark (and in fact, still thinks that’s the *real* reason). I told her that “BB need light to grow”. Mommy scratched her head for a moment and then remembered the book we read about reptiles. While reading that book mommy talked about how reptiles, when kept as pets or in a zoo, get special lights that keep them warm and help them grow. She told me I get all the light I need from being outside and that I’m not a reptile!

Well, I still think I need a light to grow. After all, if it’s good for the reptiles then it should be good for me in my cave/cage! (Daddy wants to remind readers before they scramble for the phone to call DCF that I don’t actually sleep in a cave [or cage] – I sleep in my own bed in my own room. The bed has an open-ended fabric arch that creates a “tunnel” with the opening going from the head of by bed about half-way down to the foot of my bed. The “tunnel” arches from one side of the bed to the other and the two sides secure to each other under the mattress. I like to hang a blanket on each open end [leaving enough room for air flow] to create an enclosed cave/cage!)

So, since I need to grow and mommy and daddy keep turning off the overhead light, anyone got a spare grow light for me???

Also, anyone got any more ideas of what other logical (and cute) justifications I can use rather than saying (I *insist* falsely) that I’m scared of the dark???

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