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Chutz
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   Posted 6/28/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
We all had fears as a child and for the most part they pass into history as we grow up and are able to see them as truly not fearful. When you were a child, what were you afraid of that seems silly now?

One that terrified me was thunder and lightening. Dad would get up with me and stay up until the last boom was gone. Looking back he must have been so patient because I do have memories of him being very sleepy while we were waiting for the last noise of the thunder. He would reassure me that it was the very last one. Then just as I'd turn to head back up stairs to bed...ka-BOOM! and I'd go running back to dad. If it was daytime I would hide in the bathroom that was in the middle of the house. It had no outside windows so no flashes should be able to make it through, right? But to my frustration I could still see the flashes under the doors so I would pile up towels up against the crack and that would keep me safe???...lol

Now I'm almost up to hubby's interest in thunder storms. He's a bit goofy and would still love to chase the storms as he used to in his bachelor days but I"ll stay indoors and watch, thank you very much.

And you???
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edt
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   Posted 6/28/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   

At the top of the stairs in our house there was a closet....I was always terrified that the Big Brown Bear that lived in there was going to get me!  I laugh about it now because in the daytime, I was always playing in that closet and there was no Big Brown Bear anywhere inside there.....now why in the world did I think at night he was?  GO FIGURE!! 

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/28/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   

 

 

 

                             smhair ... *sigh*.. smhair

       I'm afraid of the dark. I have night lights every where. 

                blush Duckies, daisys, Tinkerbell..  blush  

Okay and just WHAT is the deal with the whole "House settling" thing, Hua? nono

*huggs!*

dani


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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/28/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Patti, we all know that those terrible, creepy and dangerous things came out at night.

I have strong memories as a boy having to take the trash out at night and always being afraid that someone was waiting in the alley to get me. I started dumping the garbage out the back door and around the corner of the house so I didn't have to walk to the alley. Then the next moring I would have to make sure I cleaned it up before I got caught. Needless to say, I got caught too many times. Oh those silly fears. I wonder if my daughter knows why I have given her the job of taking the trash out at night. Maybe some day I will tell her the story. What she doesn't know won't hurt her.


Piercings
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   Posted 6/29/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
For me as a small child (age 5ish?) it was the Toilet Monster. I grew up in the house not afraid of the dark or any of the normal things. It was the toilet in the middle of the night that would freak me out.

In the middle of the night I'd get up to go piddle and as long as the water in the toilet was still, I knew I was safe. But the flushing was what scared me. I was just sure that once that water swirled that it was opening some kind of vortex with only god knows what that could snatch me.

As soon as I was done doing my business I'd pull up the pj's, open the bathroom door, go only as close to the toilet as necessary to reach the handle, flush and then run like h*** into the hallway.

Laugh away, cause I do now. I don't remember when I stopped being afraid, but eventually it went away.
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