Okay. So i know I'm not 5 years old anymore, but having an overactive imagination at a young age seems to still effect me today.
Ill be 24 in 12 days and i can admit when i have a problem.
I'm still afraid of the dark.
I know...lame right? I'm sure im not the only adult who is still afraid of what they cant see, and thats exactly what it is for me. How do i know there isnt some scary serial murderer lurking in the dark corners of a room when i enter it?? I dont! There are some crazy mother fuckers out there! Not to mention the Alligators under the bed....
Yes, you read correctly. ALLIGATORS! Fuck the monster hiding in my small closet, there are Alligators under my bed and i will NOT let them get me!
Some dumb kid in my class while was in elementary school decided to tell me how Alligators can reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour in a straight line..only for a short distance, but I'm no runner. I would die once i reached a speed of 2 miles per hour! (okay...maybe thats an exaggeration...but you pick up what I'm throwin down right?)
Then in the same week some movie came out on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon or whatever. I cant remember the name of it, but it was a movie about this kid who gets pulled under his/her bed and into this monster land of lost things. I could have the plot completely wrong. but i only watched it once, because ever since then ive been afraid not only of the Alligator under my bed thats going to chase me down for dinner but his crazy monster friend who is going to pull me by my feet and underneath the bed so they can share! Monsters and Alligators that live under your bed prefer woman the most...you didnt know??? Well you do now!
Want to know what I do to prevent that from happening??
Always have a blanket covering my whole body. Its my magical shield..as long as my feet are under the blanket nothing can pull me into the black hole that is underneath my bed and as long as I don't get out to close to the edge the Alligator wont even realize im there! You learn sneaky tricks around them after years of the chase!
My solution...Turn the TV on. If i cant hear the noises going on in the dark over the sound of my television...then they don't exist!
Like i said..dont judge...this is just the result of a child with an overactive imagination continuing onto adulthood. This is why I have trouble sleeping at night. Almost 24 years old...scared of Alligators and monsters under my bed, and ghosts in the dark.
Please dont turn out the lights if im by myself...or at least hold my hand if your going to put me through that torture!