Thursday, October 16, 2008

Seriously...

I completely freak out at the thought of being up high, in an open space. I am fine flying. Or being in a tall building, looking out the window. But once, I had to get a ladder out to climb up on top of the shed at our old house to get a ball off the top (my youngest son has a great arm!) I completely lost it, started crying, and the kids had to go get my neighbor to help me down the ladder (He actually had to climb up, and walk down the ladder with me. Very embarrassing). Once we stayed in a hotel in downtown St. Louis, and decided to walk down to the riverfront. We had to walk across an overpass. I swear to you, I almost passed out. I was so scared the kids would fall off. I was screaming at my husband and my brother-in-law to grab their hands, and I practically had to crawl across myself. It was about a 30 second interval, but it felt like an hour. Afterwards, I wanted to cry with relief that we had made it across alive. Isn't that silly? I was just sure we were going to plummet to our deaths.

I know it's a cliche.

4 comments:

jenn said...

I'm fine with heights as a rule, but I do think walking across an overpass with young kids would completely freak me out.

Caffeine Court said...

Children are so unpredictable, going over a high overpass with them would flip me out too!

Sabrae said...

I HATE HEIGHTS!!! lol and going over them with kids would drive me to my death just in itself!!! dont know how you didn't have a breakdown :)

simplynotso said...

that is not crazy...i get so nervous on escalators,i only get on because my kids do and i have an even bigger fear of losing them!