Okay, it’s storytime…and this is going to sound totally ridiculous…
When I was a kid, I honestly believed that when I was a passenger in a car and we drove by a “Do Not Pass” sign that my mom or dad was going to get pulled over and they’d be in trouble.
I mean, the sign specifically said “Do Not Pass” so you’re not allowed to drive by it, right? So every time we drove by one of those signs I would duck down in the backseat and just hope and pray that the cops weren’t around…and I can’t honestly remember when I figured out what those signs actually meant.
What’s my point, you ask?
My point is that kids have all kinds of irrational fears that they later realize are pretty irrational and usually totally hilarious. And Twitter users were kind enough to share their own stories about this.
Let’s take a look and see what they had to say!
1. There’s a shark in the pool!
Everybody get out!
My irrational childhood fear pic.twitter.com/vgkYeX8CwH
— milk (@miilkkk) June 3, 2013
2. Is there someone there?
You did it too! Just admit it!
When I was a kid every time I went to the bathroom I was paranoid like pic.twitter.com/e4vMINcwO0
— ً (@iVaunHumpAlot) July 1, 2014
3. Don’t close them for too long.
Me opening my eyes after washing my hair for .2 seconds cuz i think a demon watching me pic.twitter.com/iujoWJeakA
— pero anyway (@fatimalmao) August 28, 2016
4. Haha. Same here!
We were all lied to!
Why did my momma make me think it was illegal to turn a light on in a car while you were driving throughout my whole childhood
— ᦓꪶ꠸ꪑꫀꪻꪻꫀ (@1slimette) February 6, 2017
5. It could happen any second now.
Laying in bed worrying about it…
I was really concerned about meteors when I was younger. I thought they’d be a bigger problem than they turned out to be.
— BRIA RENEE (@briareneexo) January 17, 2018
6. Oh yeah.
This is a classic.
Did anyone else’s parents used to tell them if you cross your eyes too long they’ll get stuck like that?
— Syd (@sydgarv14) February 3, 2018
7. Don’t swallow it!
You’re not weird at all.
did anyone else use to believe that gum would stay in your stomach for 7 years if you swallowed it
pls say yes or i’ll feel weird
— shaelyn? (@wiccaquarius) February 3, 2019
8. You have to wait at least 30 minutes!
They always had a horror story about their own childhood…
Did we all forget that our parents gave us this irrational childhood fear that we’d drown if we swam after eating???
— Karv 🙂 (@KravitzMatthew) April 24, 2019
9. That is very odd…
But definitely interesting.
Who else believed that the moon tried to keep up with the car you were in when you were a kid?
— Mariam Naeem – Because Writing That's Why… (@MyPowerTrip) May 20, 2019
10. Run for it!
A childhood classic.
When you turn off the basement lights and run upstairs before the demon catches you pic.twitter.com/UJ7S21UW6K
— Stranger Things (@strangerthigntv) August 30, 2019
11. Yes! This is amazing!
It was clearly a huge issue.
so did anyone else go through a phase as a kid where u were genuinely concerned ab the bermuda triangle???? 6 y/o me was like bro???? why are we not solving this PROBLEM??
— torY (@yrotftw) November 8, 2019
12. Now it’s real!
That is scary.
my irrational childhood fear is real now guys there's a wild crocodile in pasir ris beach pic.twitter.com/3fO5ePtgy3
— asr (@iamsoporific) August 8, 2017
13. Oh no, it happened again!
Right out of the toilet.
When your irrational childhood fear actually happens pic.twitter.com/ijeh6QSv4X
— BENNETT?? (@BennettMarlow) May 28, 2016
What were YOU afraid of as a kid that you later realized was irrational?
Tell us all about it in the comments.
We’d love to hear from you!