Friday, October 06, 2006
As an adult, there's not much that scares the bejeebers out of me. Not so as a small child .. I can recall two fears as though they were upon me yesterday. 1) the fear of riding in my parents car up in the mountain passes, on narrow roads with dropoffs ... sheer panic. 2) a recurring dream about the "boogyman" that would try to capture me ... I was allowed to hide behind the couch or in a closet, but I had this ultra fear of being caught out in the open. Finally the boogyman got me, and he/it turned out to be the Easter Bunny... go figure that one out (but the dreams stopped after that revelation)! As a child I "played" with spiders, and to date have no fear of them. Unlike my youngest daughter that lets out blood curdling screams even from pictures in her biology book (shhh, even in class) ... and my mil is deathly afraid of snakes and lizzards. Nathan, freaks at the sight of any tv show with a hospital scene. Do you have any fears? If so, how do you deal with them?