Mood lighting

The other day I went into the bathroom with Aaron, and I automatically reached up and flipped on the light switch.

“No, Mommy!” Aaron said, as he reached up and turned off the light.

Just as I was about to argue the wisdom of him using the bathroom in the dark, Aaron moved his hand to the left and flipped on the middle light switch. This turned on a warm, dim overhead light.

“It’s like a sunset!” Aaron said happily as he turned to do his business.

Categorized as Family


  1. Your children’s comments and actions so often seem to metaphorically illustrate your values and thinking that I’m starting to get suspicious :^).

    As an experienced parent, I haven’t had that same experience.

    I love your blog, but personally I’d enjoy less metaphor and more straightforward stuff from time to time.

    A black man just got nominated for the presidency of the US, for example.

    What do you think about that?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *