This morning I was thinking about some of my childhood fears, and realized how ridiculous they were.
Without further uh do, here are my top 5 irrational childhood fears (keep in mind that all of these caused little Tyler considerable stress):
- 5th place: My babysitters’ math homework.
- Sometimes my high school babysitters would do their homework in front of me, and I would look at it and be overwhelmingly stressed that someday I would have impossibly hard homework like that.
- 4th place: That God would call me to be a missionary in Africa.
- I really don’t know where this came from, but Africa seemed like a very scary place to have to live.
- 3rd place: The military draft.
- At some point when I was little, I learned that in the past the government had forced people to go to war. From then on, every time I heard about war, I was terrified that we were entering World War 3 and I would be forced to fight.
- 2nd place: The Railroad Killer.
- One time I watched an episode of America’s Most Wanted and this guy was listed as the most wanted. I was terrified. The day he was arrested was one of the best days of my life. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. #neverforget
- 1st place: Tornadoes.
- It didn’t matter that “tornadoes don’t happen in Oregon,” the movie Twister ruined my life. Thanks a lot Helen Hunt.