So Currently Kittah's fear of evil zombie people grabbing her ankles from under the bed does not seem to be isolated. Many of us have these bizarre and irrational fears. (OK, I know. It's NOT irrational. COUNT THE SHADOWS, PEOPLE.)


I am convinced that dead people live in my floor and that when the lights are off they can reach their hands up and grab my feet. Which is my I can't turn the light off and then walk to the bed. I must have a bedside lamp that gets turned on, then the overhead light gets turned off, get into bed, THEN turn off the lamp. No dead people hands touching my feet.

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But FEAR NOT, CITIZENS OF GT! There are ways to combat the dead people monster grabby hands! According to Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, in addition to being quite susceptible to injury from poker-wielding nannies, the boogeyman can be defeated by placing a blanket over his head. The fuzzier and cuter the better. Bonus points if it has cute ducks. This causes him to suffer an existential crisis and be unsure of his own existence.

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So, let's talk about the ways you keep away the monsters under the beds, GT! What do you do simply because you KNOW it keeps the oogie-boogies from getting you? (And I'm not talking sensible stuff, here, like checking the locks and setting the alarm. I'm talking only using blue sheets because the monster in the closet is attracted to red. Which is a totally true thing I heard from a child I once baby-sat.)