Little Monster bought a Hello Kitty diary with her own money the other day. She saved up allowance and tooth fairy money to buy something on her own. (Btw- apparently the tooth fairy is doing well for herself in the recession because she gave LM 5 bucks for her first lost tooth.)
Anyway, so she picked out this diary and when we get in the car she starts writing in it. Her first entry:
My secret fear is lightning bugs.
She's terrified of lightning bugs. Runs screaming into the house like they're evil invaders of Planet Firefly out to install little lights on all of our butts.
(She's actually terrified of all bugs. When we leave our house to go out, she runs clear out into the middle of the lawn in this huge wide circle to stay away from the flowers in the garden in front of our house because there are bees on them. I don't have the heart to tell her there are probably a ton of bees out on the clover in our grass. )
Little Monster then decided no one can read it, except Mason, Kenzie, Hunter, Ava, Chandler, her whole summer school class, and pretty much the entire neighborhood. So she needed to hide it from the poor soul who isn't included in her list of people that are allowed to read it. Which may in fact be me, now that I think about it.
So she told me she was going to hide it where NO ONE can find it. And then showed me where she hid it in our closet.
So that got me thinking: do you have a secret fear? Maybe an irrational one that seems silly, but is SO not silly to you?
Go ahead, spill it. I'll make sure no one sees your answer. Except maybe Mason, Kenzie, Hunter, Ava, Chandler, the entire neighborhood and the whole blogosphere. But NO ONE else. I swear.
Here's mine: My secret fear is walking on those sewer grate thingies on sidewalks in the city. No matter how big or how wide, I have to veer completely around them, even if it means walking in the street to possibly get hit by a bus.