Monday, April 11, 2011

The Bathtub Monster

There aren’t a lot of things that scare me and even then there are only one or two exceptions. Those few things are spiders, mosquitoes, ants, snakes, the color pink, the ocean, sharks, clowns, mint toothpaste, and the loud noise a toilet makes when you flush it. As you can see, I’m a pretty tough person who doesn’t believe in irrational fears. When something does scare me, all I want to do is curl up in a
fetal position
on the floor of my room,
barricaded in by pillows
and my trusted stuffed animals.
I’m sure you have a few of your own fears too, but don’t be ashamed about them. Everyone does and the important thing is to overcome them. If I had never gotten over my fears, that I wouldn’t be eating Teriyaki noodles for lunch right now or my bathroom would not have orange-colored soap. Even animals are scared of things. For example, my puppy Teddy is terrified of both the vacuum AND the pool guy.
A great way to overcome something scary is thinking about how silly the fear is. For example, I used to be scared of baths. Is the bathtub really going to hunt me down and scare me in the middle of the night? No. Can the bathtub kill me? Well, I could drown or hit my head or ingest too much soap or get burned with scalding water until I die, but besides all those, no. The bathtub can’t kill me. So I overcame my fear and am no longer scared of the bath. The fact that my family threatened to kick me out if I didn’t clean myself might have contributed, but the point is that at the end of the day, I overcame the fear and moved on. Try to overcome some of your own fears because in the end it will make you a better, stronger person.
Trust me,  
I’m 13.
I know what I’m talking about.
-Scatterbrain Sam

* This original piece of artwork is by me if you like it,
 by some random dude on the web if you don't.


Colleen Cuisine said...

can you help me overcome my fear of fear?

btw, this is your best post yet... I lol'ed the whole way thru. you rock. and the bathtub painting is pretty sweet too :)

Mortifera said...

hi sam! thanks for the link. I am now an official follower of your blog! yay! It's amazing, by the way. I'm looking forward to reading more posts.