What do you leave on in the house when you go to bed?

@devideddi (1436)
United States
December 30, 2006 11:50pm CST
My husband always leaves the tv on and I want it off! I leave a few small lights on so someone could see if they had to get up in middle of nite. Husband wants them off! We both agree about the porch light, it stays on. Sometimes kids leave all lights on. What happens in your home?
9 responses
@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I always leave a light on in the hallway for the bathroom reason. And like others have mentioned, if the kids are up late, pretty much everything gets left one.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
21 Jan 07
yep! same with my kids! Trying to break them from that!!
• United States
8 Jan 07
My boyfriend always leaves the tv on too but that's the only way he can sleep. i also want it off. i leave on the bathroom light and sometimes the kitchen light (my boyfriend does that). it would be off if i knew it was on. i dont have a porch light i live in an apartment.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
21 Jan 07
lol thanks!
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
6 Jan 07
My younger children leave their lights on when they are going to sleep. I end up turning hem off or the older kids turn them off when they go to bed. I am normally up really late, so my light is normally on in my room. this past holiday we strung lights through the handrail of the stairs. I never turn them off because it helps going down in the middle of the night when all the lights are out. Other than that, we do not even leave the outside light on because we are lucky enough to have a street lamp right off to the side of our property. Very annoying! LOL
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
21 Jan 07
lol we used to have a street lamp like that before where we lived before we moved here. It lit up the back yard. I liked that cause we could see real good out back at night. But person with back bedroom window did not!!
@njluztre (36)
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
Nothing, we didn't have any lights either on our porch. TV timers were set on so that it will automatically shuts-off when you dozed off.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
21 Jan 07
thanks
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
31 Dec 06
We always have a porch light on. I used to be afraid of the dark, so I always have a lamp on in the living room. I also can't see without my glasses and have to get up during the night to go to the bathroom, so I have a little night light in my bathroom. Also...my husband snores so I usually have the radio going most of the night so I can listen to it more than I listen to him! LOL
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
21 Jan 07
lol I can't see without my glasses either.
• United States
31 Dec 06
Our house is just the opposite, I want the TV left on and he wants a light left on. If the kids stay up later than me, surely everything will be left on in the morning.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
3 Jan 07
we must have the same kids! lol
• Canada
31 Dec 06
I leave on the light over the stove and I have a nightlight in the bathroom so if anyone stumbles in there in the middle of the night, they'll be able to get around LOL We sometimes leave the front porch light on, sometimes not. Depends if we think of it. We have a motion light near the back door that is always on (and regularly set off by raccoons or cats!). I couldn't sleep with the tv left on... my niece does this every night and has done so since she was a toddler. She can't fall asleep unless a movie or tv show is playing.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Yea I got that stove thing going on too, forgot about that one. Thanks
@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
31 Dec 06
We leave a TV in the house on, so it looks like someone's awake. Which is silly, since the worst crime we've had around here is some counterfeit bills floating around and twenty years ago some migrant workers broke into a tool shed. But old habits die hard.
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Glad your neighborhood is safe! Not so sure about mine, but I have dogs. Thanks
• United States
23 Jan 07
All lights are out. I watch tv until I fall asleep, it's on a timer. That's it. Our lights go on automatically around the house from any motion. Sometimes a wild donkey or coyotte will set them on.