"Aren't you even concerned?" Mae started her guilt campaign. If it were up to her, we'd be living in darkness from now on. Because Mae, despite being the voice of reason in our home, was also a little more gullible than the average person (Hehh, I'm so going to die for writing this!). With the barrage of chain mails that come into our mailboxes these days, don't be surprised if one day Mae convinces me to send all our money to Uganda, stop using shampoo, stop drinking Coke, forward all our emails to all our friends so that Walt Disney will give us money and relocate to the mountains. Hehehheh!
To stop her from bugging the sanity out of me, I decided to verify the information. And whaddya know, it turns out Mae was right:
Increased exposure to unnatural night-time light and the resultant reduced capacity to produce melatonin may be one of the reasons for the steady rise in childhood leukaemia over the past century.This is terrible news. More so, if your kid's afraid of the dark - which is a subject that deserves an entry of its own. Anyway, our bedroom is pitch black these days. Which is fine with all of us, except that I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and give myself a big fat shock when I can't see Jesse in between us. I think I need night vision goggles.
No, no, no, I don't want night vision goggles for myself. It's not like that at all. This is really for Jesse's sake. Think of how much night vision goggles can help us become effective and better parents, especially for night feeds. *ahem*