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to not like going out once it gets dark?

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BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:37:35

Tee will kill me but <disclaimer-lighthearted thread>

i know i am. i just like getting all cosy with lamps on and blankets round us on the sofa and warm baths and jammies and warm milk and early nights once it starts getting dark and cold. i hate having to go back out again for scouts and sports clubs etc. i see people out running and think " what ARE they doing out at this time of night?" and then remember it's 10 to 7 and i'm the one with the darkness issue grin

anybody else like this or just me? blush

beeny Mon 22-Oct-12 19:39:56

No i am the same.Find the 5 minute trip to brownies very irritating in winter.

thebody Mon 22-Oct-12 19:40:34

No agree totally, love socialising in a summer evening but winter is all about getting in from work, warm bath and jim jams, light the coal fire, warm supper, blankets on sofa and tv or book ( and mumsnet).

May substitute odd hot choc for a smooth red wine but all good.

Well done op.

Loobylou222 Mon 22-Oct-12 19:41:21

Nope, your not alone, I hate going out when it's dark and cold!

SilverCharm Mon 22-Oct-12 19:42:09

Yanbu. I have to go to the shops for more milk or I will be horribly grumpy with no coffee in morning. Bah.

I have to ride my bike to Sainsbo's! It's a ten minute ride in the dank, foggy streets.

The only upside, is that I get to stare in people's windows as I go through the streets! grin They ALL leave their curtains open!

Trills Mon 22-Oct-12 19:42:26

You don't like leaving the house when it is dark?

I take it you don't have a job,and your children don't have to go to school...?

I agree a tiny bit that when the evenings are light I feel much more inclined to do stuff because it is still daytime, but you do sound rather ridiculous.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:42:33

well done? <whispers> what for? confused

SilverCharm Mon 22-Oct-12 19:42:35

I may keep my fleecy owl pj bottoms on too!

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:45:24

nope no job and my back garden shares it's wall with the primary school, i dont need to leave the house for ds1 to get to/from school. ds2 goes to nursery between 9.15 and 11.45. it's always light then. apologies for being a bit ridiculous. i did blush!

ILoveOnionRings Mon 22-Oct-12 19:46:05

A bit harsh Trills for a lighthearted thread or did you miss that bit it in the opening line.

However Op I agree with you - I do become a bit of a hermit in the winter.

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 19:48:03

I have to go to a Bonfire on 10th November. It's in a huge farmers field with nothing for miles around. We went last year. I told DH I don't want to go this year because before they light the bonfire it is TOO DARK. He was all 'WTF'? It is though, it's frightening.

Lots of going out in the dark here though. School bus stop in the middle of nowhere twice a day, footy training in the evenings four nights a week. It is a bit of an effort.

ObiWan Mon 22-Oct-12 19:48:12

Oh, I love the dark.

Buses all lit up, and people walk around in coats, looking purposeful.

Hyde Park is lovely at night, the trees look all spooky.

You can look into the houses of the kind people who've left the curtains open.

It doesn't matter if my hair is all wonky..

Darkness is cool.

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 19:48:45

I do drive in the dark though. Some don't. <proud>

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:50:42

BTW i do go out in the dark (scouts/hurling/milk run etc) i just dont like it. i dont have to, do i?

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:51:33

i drive in it too, would rather drive than walk in it, round here anyway <shudder>

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 19:52:17

I need to know what 'hurling in the dark' is Being. is it something I should be doing?

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:54:19


it's a bit like hockey (i'm in ireland, it's a gaelic sport). they train indoors but we have to go out in the dark to get there, down tiny country roads where we meet tractors with very dim lights.

DawnOfTheDee Mon 22-Oct-12 19:54:37

BeingBooyhoo - I have visions of you chucking your DC over your garden wall in place of normal school drop off....grin

ObiWan Mon 22-Oct-12 19:55:05

We were never allowed to walk to town in the dark in Ireland, and until I was about 15 I thought the Irish dark had something terribly dangerous hiding in it (too many ghostly tales during my formative years).

Turns out they were just afraid we'd be run over. grin

dexter73 Mon 22-Oct-12 19:56:15

I love the dark - but you don't have to like it!

Trills Mon 22-Oct-12 19:56:35

If you post in AIBU when you mostly just want a blether about how it's nice to be cosy inside when it's dark and chilly outside then I can only conclude that a part of your subconscious wants someone to be harsh at you, or else why not just post in Chat? smile

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:56:41

sometimes i have visions of me doing that too dawn grin

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 19:58:35

i didn't mostly jsut want a blether. not that the blether isn't lovely, i was asking if i was BU to not like going out in teh dark. just because most response have said i'm not doesn't mean i was wrong to post.

freddiefrog Mon 22-Oct-12 20:00:02


Once the curtains are closed and the lights are on I don't want to go out. Plus the fact that it's been drizzly and foggy here today.

I've got to get DD1 from scouts at 9 though

CremeEggThief Mon 22-Oct-12 20:02:47

YANBU! I absolutely hate having to walk ten minutes to pick DS up from Cubs at 8 p.m. in winter. I don't feel safe sad.

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