What were you afraid of as a child that seems silly to you now?
Submitted by navelgazer.
When I was around four or five years old, my mom would put my sister and I to bed and tell us that we could read for a few minutes but that was it. If we stayed up later than we should, she would yell at us through the baby monitor she had to “get to bed”. The monitor was scratchy and it didn’t sound like Mummy to us, so it would scare us half to death and the light would shut off very quickly. We couldn’t believe someone knew that we were staying up past our bedtime.
It was years before I realized it was my mom. That’s the silly part.