Three legitimate fears

What? It’s 2013? Christmas was a week ago? It feels like it was about 3 days ago. I basically feel that way about the last 6 months of my life. Where did it go? If a toddler didn’t speed up time enough already, this pregnancy pushed things into super drive.

I haven’t even had time to really sit back and think about my New Year’s resolutions but I’m thinking of updating that do before #2 list to the side and actually doing them, for one. And then just working on finding my new groove as a mom of two. I feel like I was getting so good at balancing everything and them BOOM… knocked up and it hasn’t quite been the same since.

But it’s ok, new year and time to start fresh. And three months to go to get some things back in order before they all get jacked up again.

For today, I’m gonna continue my 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me series by responding to prompt #2: Describing three legitimate fears of mine and how they came to be.

1. Spiders. I’m terrified of spiders, it doesn’t matter how small they are, I think they have the capabilities to kill me. I don’t know how this came to be. Maybe watching Arachnophobia at an inappropriate age, or my mom showing me potatoes with roots sprouting from it, shaking it at me saying “look, spiders!!” Either way, I’m still scared til this day.

2. I have a fear of making the wrong decision. As vague as that seems, it makes me so indecisive. It can be as small as fearing ordering something new off the menu and not liking it, or as big as fearing when to have another kid, or worrying I’ll later regret working so much while my kids are young. I’m not sure how this fear came to be.

3. Zombies. Does that count as a legitimate fear? If not, on a totally different note, I have a fear of praying in public. I’m not afraid of public speaking but public praying freaks me out. I’ll do it when asked but I usually won’t volunteer. When my family started going to the LDS church I felt “behind” in a lot of ways since many of my friends had grown up going. I think my fear stems from that.

I can blame my fear of zombies on The Walking Dead… Which I’m totally caught up on now by the way.

And there you have it. I know, I’m weird.

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AmyRyb says:

I was thinking the exact same thing this morning, how pregnancy has totally warped my sense of time over the last six months! I got pregnant in mid-June, and pretty much since then everything has revolved around that. I didn’t feel great for a solid couple months as the summer wound down, then I think I sort of got lost in waiting for “stuff” to happen…to start showing, to start feeling kicks, etc. And then it was Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas…and now we have two months left and we have so much to do! We need to pick a name, for starters, and we’ve been in the process over the last week or so of moving my son out of his “baby” room into his big boy room. We’re waiting on furniture so I’m at a bit of a standstill, but I’m getting nervous because we still need to paint and get all of the baby stuff out of storage, washed and put away. Time has flown, though, and I can’t believe this has been going on since June and it’s now January! Not possible!

Kylee says:

I’ve grown up LDS my whole life and still have a fear of praying in public. I’ll do anything else but pray! So I feel ya. And I also fear what if I don’t like something new and I end up paying $12 for it, so I always get the same things at restraunts.

Crystal says:

I borrowed this whole idea from you (gave you credit) and I have only done two of them as well. We’re pretty much on the same pace. 😉 I have a fear of spiders too. And snakes. To me, they are both out to kill me.

This cookn mom says:

I totally have the fear of making the wrong decision. I get so anxious trying to make the right one its ridiculous. I’m totally that person in the drive thru window that takes 5 plus minutes to look over the menu and then still changes the order at the pay window. Lol.

Kristal says:

I LOVE your 30 things my kids should know about me. I found it through Pinterest! and I’ve grown up in the LDS church and have a fear of both praying AND giving talks in church…but I’m super social. haha, Love your blog, love your photography, and love your family ideas…and with theses 5 monsters, I can use all the help I can get!

Amber says:

Ok, I need to start doing these. I like the idea! And props to you for working, WHEREVER it may be 😉 and raising kiddos. Because kiddos alone, is NOT easy. Adding work and trying to keep them entertained/out of things, is another job in it’s self 🙂 ha ha! Again, kindred <3

You should do it! It’s been fun!

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