I had no idea what to write for this post. I have already written about my secret fears leading up to the birth of R... What is left to share in terms of things that scare me? I thought I would go for some thing that not a lot of people know... and those who do laugh about!
I have a completely irrational fear of things that flutter. As long as they are in pictures, or behind a closed door or window, they are not so bad. Even photos send a shiver down my spine though!
When I think about it, of course, it seems stupid.
However I hate them. Whether it be butterflies, moths, bats or birds, anything that flies or flutters around me completely freaks me out.
I am desperately trying to not show my fear to R, and try to turn it into a game on the odd occasion that I have to get John to 'remove' (in other words kill) such creatures as moths that come into our home. Currently, she believes that all bugs that come in are taken into the garden to return to their families.
I love the innocence of children.
John thinks it is hilarious. He always laughs at me and the ridiculousness of this fear. However to me, it is something that is remarkably real. Even if I feel ridiculous to admit it.
Do you have an irrational fear that you hate to admit to?