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!

2. Is there someone there?

You did it too! Just admit it!

3. Don’t close them for too long.

Or else…

4. Haha. Same here!

We were all lied to!

5. It could happen any second now.

Laying in bed worrying about it…

6. Oh yeah.

This is a classic.

7. Don’t swallow it!

You’re not weird at all.

8. You have to wait at least 30 minutes!

They always had a horror story about their own childhood…

9. That is very odd…

But definitely interesting.

10. Run for it!

A childhood classic.

11. Yes! This is amazing!

It was clearly a huge issue.

12. Now it’s real!

That is scary.

13. Oh no, it happened again!

Right out of the toilet.

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!