I’m such a wuss: not only am I scared of the dark, I’m scared of the imaginary things that pop out of a 7 year old’s head during the day.

Why is this?  It’s hardly grounded in fact…. otherwordly encounters have been low on the ground since the ‘old lady’, and I was 3 then so I doubt she’s still hanging around.  And yet, this fear prevails…walking up the stairs at night, the last to go to bed, I feel the dark racing up behind me “don’t look back, don’t look back”, and I make it…just, but maybe next time I won’t be so lucky…

I realised today that I need a soundtrack, something to sing loudly when that fear begins to bite, but inspiration is low on the ground.  So, for today it will be this and I welcome your recommendations for something better- there’s only so much Ray Parker Junior that one woman can take:

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Things that go bump in the day….
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9 thoughts on “Things that go bump in the day….

  • February 7, 2010 at 11:49 am
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    Lol. Just like my OH. She has to put landing light on when going to bed! It’s the scary tv she watches… For a great paranoia song how bout Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell? 🙂

  • February 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm
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    Scary TV must have an impact,although personally I think it stems from stuff viewed as a kid rather than now… Good song, altho not dissimilar in tone to RPJnr!

    :o)

  • February 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm
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    Have to add something here…because my mum is worried that Social Services may come knocking on her door for a retrospective neglect charge…

    I was not ‘allowed’ to watch scary stuff as a child. But I did used to sit on the stairs and watch the horror films that my dad was watching on the old VHS….sneaking back up to bed when he heard me. And…I snuck into the cinema to watch Poltergeist when I was far too young- cannot look at clowns to this day.

    So yes mum, it is all self-inflicted!xx

  • February 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm
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    Thank you!!! The “old lady” and steps were out of your control and I haven’t had the nerve to watch Poltergeist yet, indeed there are bits in kids programmes that I “watch” behind the paper etc so you come from a long line of wusses (??), blame the genes and sing loudly!! xx

  • February 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm
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    Get yourself a candle, they give an amazing light when walking up stairs. I love that song too.

    CJ xx

  • February 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm
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    What a great idea… everyone knows ghosts hate candles….not too sure about the Bogey-man though!

    Thanks CJ xx

  • February 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm
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    Do you remember that wonderful piece of PR / marcomms you wrote about Wellbeing Coaching recently???!!!

  • February 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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    LOL Naomi.. you see, that bloody clown is holding me back from achieving my potential! x

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