Halloween is near and with it comes all kinds of things that are supposed to be terrifying. Yes, if I see a guy with half his brain sticking out of his head, I’m going to be a little creeped out…and yes, I will also scream if a zombie jumps out at me in a haunted house. That is, if someone actually talks me into visiting one.
However, while I’ll admit these things can be a little scary, there are other things that I find far more terrifying. The worst part is that they can, and do, occur all year round, not just in October. I’ll take a guy with half a brain over these things any day. These are just some of the things that scare you if you’re a mom (cue creepy music)!If you're a mom, you know that there are things far scarier than goblins and creepy movies! Click To Tweet
Running out of wine – This is my #1, most scream invoking fear. It’s that moment when you finally get the kids to bed, go to open a bottle of wine and realize that not only did you drink it already, you forgot to buy more…and that was your emergency bottle! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
Complete silence – This is something that you secretly (or not so secretly) always wish for but if it actually does happen, you know that something shady is going on. Stop whatever you’re doing and run to find out what those kids are up to!
Taking a toddler into a public restroom – This one makes me cringe every single time! Talk about creepy crawly’s…they’re all over the place and your toddler is touching every single one! Disgusting!!!
Running out of toilet paper – While not quite on the same level as running out of wine, this is also horrifying in it’s own right. Even though you’ve taught the kids how to change out the roll, they develop sudden amnesia when it actually comes time to do so (and of course you never discover this until it’s too late)!
Shopping with the kids – If you have kids, I don’t even need to explain. You already know…shopping with kids is just plain scary!
Call from school – It doesn’t matter what the teacher is calling about…if I get a call from school during the day, I automatically assume that they’re calling to tell me that my daughter just threw up or fell off the monkey bars. When I was teaching and had to call a parent, I could always hear that same fear in their voice so I know I’m not completely crazy (just slightly crazy)!
Raisins on the floor – You’d think I’d learn but it gets me every time. When we moved to Florida, I kept hearing about how many bugs there are here. Thanks everyone…now I’m truly paranoid! Any time I see a raisin on the floor, I jump back about three feet before I realize that it’s actually just a piece of dried fruit that missed my toddler’s mouth.
Toys that startle you in the middle of the night – I’m completely convinced that those battery operated toys are programmed to know when we fall asleep. That seems to be the time when they spontaneously spring to life, beeping and talking until you either take the batteries out or smash them to pieces, depending on how mad you are that they woke you up.
Deleted shows – There are just a few shows that I watch religiously but I DON’T like to miss them. Do you know the horror of sitting down to finally watch your favorite show, only to find out that it was deleted to make room for a very special “princess” episode of Sofia The First? Trust me…it makes you want to scream!
“Discovered” snacks – You know the feeling…you see your little one chewing something when you know you haven’t given him/her any snacks. There were times when my daughter would find days old Cheerios or goldfish in the recesses of her carseat and thought nothing of popping them in her mouth…so disgusting! I’m really not sure how she’s still alive after that!
Driving with droopy eyed kids – Truly terrifying, especially if it’s late in the day! If your kid falls asleep now, he or she will be up all night and there goes your all important mommy time. NOOOOOOOO!
Running Out Of Halloween Candy – Okay, so this is the only one that does actually relate to Halloween. One year we had so few trick-or-treaters that I was just scooping candy by the handfuls into their bags. Well, we were new to this neighborhood and didn’t realize they had the late night party crew! We got a big rush at the end and I had to start giving out whatever random thing I could find in my pantry, like the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cookies that my hubby loves! When those ran out, we just had to turn out the lights and pretend we weren’t home! Yup, we were those people!
So which do you prefer…shopping with kids or being attacked by zombies? It’s a really tough call, I know!
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