We’ve all had fears during our childhood which, if looked back at now, sound utterly hilarious. But then, childhood is ALL about such crazy things. From being scared of shadows to losing our shit on spotting a weird looking doll, it has been quote a ride. In fact, few childhood fears were so silly that we’re glad we grew up. Let me take you back to few of them, just for fun-
If I Ate A Seed, A Plant Would Grow Inside Me
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You’re lying if you’re saying you cannot relate to this. We have all thought about this ever since we learned that seeds grow into trees. I’ve been ever so careful of swallowing seeds while eating watermelons or drinking lemonade for an oddly long period of time. I just wouldn’t want to imagine a melon growing inside my tiny (not so tiny now) belly.
There’s Someone Under My Bed
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I was hysterically afraid throughout my childhood that there was someone following me. And sure enough, when I went to sleep, that someone/something rested under my bed. I’m sure most of us have had routine under-bed checks by our parents or older siblings before they tucked us in.
Not sure if I ever outgrew this one though. All thanks to the serial killer movies I have consumed over time.
Accidently Swallowing My Teeth
When the time came to bid goodbye to my milk teeth, I was always anxious. What if my teeth broke while I was sleeping and I accidentally swallowed it?! Lucky for me, none of that happened. And what’s even better is that I realized soon after, that the tooth does not ‘fall’ out on its own. It has to be pushed or pulled.
Sucked In The Drain
When I was younger (and an idiot), I used to think that if I didn’t unplug the bathtub drain on time, I will get sucked down the drain pipe with water. I once tried it out on my little cousin as an experiment. Safe to say, it didn’t go through 😛
The TV Is A Small World
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I was absolutely convinced that the people playing on TV live inside the little box and they entertain us when we ask them to. I was always worried what happened to them when we switched off the TV. Where did they go then? And do they watch us from inside the TV? Are we safe? Are they imprisoned and angry in there?
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that our childhood fears are out of ratio and wild, to say the least. Aren’t we all glad that informed sanity came to us at the right age? Or did it? 😛