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My fear of strange dogs just hit me hard moments ago.
Thomas and I were standing at the bus stop when this neighborhood pit came peeking out from the bushes. He is always around, I've just never seen him so close.
Thomas was in between me and the dog when I saw him.
I told Thomas to get in the van. (we drive to the bus stop when it's cold and in the mornings.)
The mom across the street at the other bus stop, told me not to worry, that he is friendly but it didn't calm me down. I'm still shaking and my heart is still feeling like it's about to bust out of my chest.
When we got in the car Thomas was asking me why I was afraid of the dog..
Unfortunately it stems from my childhood, back when my mom was in a NA program and she would take my brother and I for the 30 minute walk there each day. One of those days a dog chased after us, my mom and I had climbed onto the roof of someone's car and were trying to grab my then 4 or 5 year old brother to pull him up but he kept running while the dog kept snapping at him.
I love dogs, just not dogs I don't know, regardless of their size.. I felt like I was 8 years old again..
Do you have any fears now that you had as a kid?
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
Teeter totters, I know that sounds so ridiculous. When I was in first grade I was on the playground at recess and on the teeter totter. The whistle blew to line up and the girl that was on with me (Lynn) hopped off and it caused me to go sailing through the air and land on my face. I busted up my mouth really good, it shifted my teeth two front, which caused permanent damage. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital. It's the only time I've been in the ambulance, hopefully, the last. I still have heart palpation's when we're at the park and Emily wants to go on the teeter totter.
I don't have any childhood fears.. Maybe it's because I moved around so much.. I was a Navy brat..
But I do have fears of wild animals.. Just the other day I was driving home and I saw a coyote cross the road about a 1/2 mile from my house and just last winter a mountain lion was seen in the town next to ours.. I never let my kids play outside alone.. Looking forward to fencing our back yard..
I am scared of sleeping on the floor. Yes I know weird huh? When I was like 3-4ish I would rock myself to sleep on my hands and knees. It was so bad there was a permanent dip in the mattress. Well we lived in an apartment and my bed frame squeaked so the guy below complained and my parents took my bed frame away. I would have nightmares of him coming up through the floor in these huge holes (think big black holes like in comics). So ever since then I can't sleep on the floor alone without seeing him come up through the floor.
I am also scared of house intruders because my parents house was broken into... funny thing is we know who it was and it was a kid but that does not stop my fears.
Oh and I cannot go under a car for any reason because I used to think as a kid they would come alive..... headlights were eyes and the grill was the mouth.
yes I have an over active imagination and this is why I never watch horror films or scary movies. My head is crazy enough alone....