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I STILL can't sleep if the wardrobe doors are open - can you?

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morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 11:54:23

DH thinks I am bonkers but all wardrobe doors much be shut

Why? he says

Monsters! I say

Not sure really, but I can't BEAR wardrobe doors being open.

Am I mad?

motherinferior Mon 05-May-08 11:56:20

Perhaps a little deranged...

morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 11:56:50

oh DEAR I thought I was NORMAL

PinkPussyCat Mon 05-May-08 11:57:31

MP I have this affliction alsoblush

motherinferior Mon 05-May-08 11:57:37

But then I am utterly phobic about heights and bridges.

morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 11:58:55

well that's fair enough MI

those are things you might fall off ...

morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 11:59:17

oh GOOD pink pussy cat

Flame Mon 05-May-08 11:59:29

Oh I thought it was just me!!

I can't sleep with mirrors looking at me either though blush

motherinferior Mon 05-May-08 11:59:47

Probably not London or Farringdon Bridges. They are quite stable. I cannot walk over them. Literally.

Saturn74 Mon 05-May-08 12:00:13

No I can't sleep with the wardrobe doors open.

I didn't actually realise it until I read the thread title, but I do always close them before I go to bed.

And ensure that the curtains are completely closed so nothing can peep in at me whilst I slumber.

<<comes to terms with further evidence of insanity>>

PinkPussyCat Mon 05-May-08 12:01:31

Dh has to have the ensuite door shut before getting into bed... so between us there is much shutting of doors taking place before anything else gets done in our bedroom.<sigh>

morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 12:02:37

lol pinkpussycat

MI you ARE mad

Monsters in wardrobe perfectly reasonable

superloopy Mon 05-May-08 12:04:47

Hey I'm the same. All cupboard doors, walk in wardrobe and ensuite doors must be shut.

Not gaps in the curtains for monsters to look in and I must be totally covered in bed apart from my head also to prevent monster attacks....

You can never be too sure....blushgrin

PinkPussyCat Mon 05-May-08 12:06:04

Agree superloopy!grin

morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 12:13:27


I'm glad it's not just ME

wildhorses Mon 05-May-08 12:18:21

I still close the wardrobe doors every night and the kids too
Same with the curtains and now got use to sleeping with the landing light on cos of dc.
Can`t sleep without a light at night if we are away without dcs .

justjules Mon 05-May-08 12:18:28

wardrobe doors must be shut (and all drawers, have you not heard of drawer monsters)

bedroom door must be open (so i can hear if the monsters use the front door to get in)

downstairs light must be on to deter monsters, so if they do get in, the dog can see them and they can see the dog,


morningpaper Mon 05-May-08 12:21:55

I make sure the baby-gate is locked at the top of stairs

Even if the children aren't sleeping in the house blush

wildhorses Mon 05-May-08 12:30:04

This is like monsters-incgrin

PinkPussyCat Mon 05-May-08 12:56:46

Oh no!

Jules i didn't know about the drawer-monstersshock

<scuttles off to check all drawers in house>

Naetha Tue 06-May-08 22:13:10

I'm the same - en-suite doors in hotels have to be shut, as do wardrobe doors.

Some deeply ingrained fear of monsters / the dark / the unknown I think.

Glad I'm not mad

thornrose Tue 06-May-08 22:16:51

All of the above and a quick look under the bed for good measure, while pretending to look for an odd sock or something!

Twinklemegan Tue 06-May-08 22:19:00

Same here. And I always pull the covers right up over my head (much to DH's annoyance) in case anything ruffles my hair - which DID happen once, I swear!

jingleyjen Tue 06-May-08 22:19:53

OMG I thought it was just me!!!

I can't cope if they are open and yet can't cope if the door to the landing is closed. hmm

sweetkitty Tue 06-May-08 22:19:59

oh yes another one here everything shut and curtains closed properly

cannot sleep if theres a ticking clock nearby either drives me loopy

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