As a child, my parents worked out at this gym where we would go for day care. As you walked to the front door, the sidewalk was replaced with a HUGE storm drain. My dad would tease me and tell me that there were alligators under the drain and if you shook it they would eat you. As I would timidly walk across the drain, my dad would stomp and march on the end so it would shake the whole storm drain. I would bawl and run to the end as fast as I could before the alligators that were in there could get to me.
I believed my dad, and I still do.
I'm still very afraid to walk over these storm drains in fear that the second I start across, it will begin to rattle and shake and I'll become that terrified little girl again. I avoid walking on them at all costs. If I do have to walk over them, I walk very slowly and cautiously.
It's a problem.
Now it's your turn!!!
What childish thing(s) are you strangely afraid of???