Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Light is in the Eye of the Beholder

My son has had a rash of nightmares, about bad robots, bad ladies, bad mens, bad octopi, bad Supermen, bad dinosaurs and other bad things, which mostly live in the dark shadows of his room. 

He asked for a night light.  And I thought: well I will try anything and my daughter got one at 3 so why not. 

I loathe going from shop to shop looking for things.  My daughter has the Ikea flower night light and it is still going strong but I loathe Ikea on a Saturday and I remembered seeing one in a shop around the corner.   So, quick as a flash, as I am wont to do, I went right out and bought one. 

The light I bought was Italian, from Market Import, one of my favouritest shops in all of Melbourne which sells colourful linens and tin and porcelain from Mexico.  I also came home with some goat's milk soap and two little pear plates.   Arrgghh. 

The supposed five minute assembly of modular bits of white bendy plastic of course became 1/2 an hour but I was most impressed with the result.  Isn't it cute?


Then my husband arrived home, saw it and said it looked like the devil.   Something to do with the horns.  And I must say when it is all lit up it does give me a start, glowing in a slightly menacing way in the corner of the room.   Especially if you walk past the bedroom and quickly glance in.  

Of course it doesn't matter what we think.  Little P loves it and it lights up the room like a beacon (so now he thinks it's morning when it's actually 3 am).   Which then led to a whole series of conversations along the lines of 'Okay, it's only morning when mummy says it is morning. Until I say 'it's morning now!' you have to stay in bed sleeping peacefully'. 


Maybe I should have been less hasty and gone with an egg light, like this:



What do you think?  Devil or Cow?

13 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Sweet bovine beauty, definitely.

Your poor son - I hope tonight is better for him.

brismod said...

Moo moo for sure, if you're a child (but I would've said klansmen hood rather than devil...) Hopefully those 3am morning starts end soon! xx

Jane said...

A Klansman nightlight! Now that is something really scary.

Angie said...

Ironically I would have gone with the Egg instead.

Just Martha said...

Bovine for sure....

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Well I think it is cute, but if you wanted to replace it with something else, these self-lit colourful tables are truly to die for. A designer's solution to an age-old problem...Check them out on design milk. And they ship to oz. http://design-milk.com/night-light-table/

Emma said...

Poor little guy! Hope you all get a good nights sleep soon! We get lot of comments on my sons night light (and it is one of my favourite things in the house)!
http://twolittlepirates.blogspot.com/2010/01/captains-bedroom.htmla

mise said...

A guardian cow. It doesn't scare me, and I'm easily scared.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

cool cow, v.cool cow. not a touch of madness! jx

Lee said...

If it keeps your little boy happy, & he gets a good night sleep then I'd definitely go with cow! Cute. Lee :)

Simone said...

I can see what he means about the devil resemblence - altho only when you pointed it out, my first thought was that it's very cute indeed!

Funnily enough, my 4 yr old son asked for a night light the other day - but he only wants it when he's "older"....rightyho then!

Thank you for your comment on my Elle post....I didn't know that she had had PND altho when I googled it of course there were references everywhere! I was very interested to read that about it! I hadn't seen the Sunday Times piece either....hopefully she is coming into a really good part of her life now....

Thank you for all your great comments, it's always great to hear from you :)

Laura [What I Like] said...

A bit of a hybrid really, but I suppose the little guy takes after the bovine side most of all.

mise said...

(Thanks for your funny comment, Jane! You're always so fearsomely determined and competent, graced by a fine sense of the ridiculous.)

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