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when I was a kid

when I was a kid, I thought dogs and cats were the same animal.
I thought that the dog was the boy of that animal and the cat was the girl of that animal.

when I was a kid, I thought that if I went to sleep with my glasses on, I'd see clearly in my dreams.

when I was a kid, I thought this one nightmare I had about our dog Rex being flushed down the toilet was so real that my father had to let the dog sleep with me to prove that Rex was indeed alive.

when I was a kid, my friend used to keep a ball of raw hamburger in her pocket and eat it through the day. I believed she'd get worms and die.

when I was a kid, that same friend also ate sand and I always believed she'd wear out all her teeth from grinding on it.

when I was a kid, I didn't know what a 'predator' was.

when I was a kid, I didn't know my friend's father was one.

when I was a kid, I didn't know that his manipulation and lies were keeping me from telling someone and him out of trouble.

when I was a kid...I stopped being a kid.

::blink::

Okay, enough of that. But I do want to say:



All you parents out there. Keep your kids safe tonight
The boogy man is real and is often hiding in plain sight

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
without_me
Oct. 31st, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
Ow. {{{{You}}}}
chootoy
Oct. 31st, 2003 11:39 am (UTC)
thank you
{{{w_m}}}

aproposofnothin
Oct. 31st, 2003 07:46 pm (UTC)
I second that -- big, big hugs to you. {{{{{{{{Choo}}}}}}}}}
chootoy
Nov. 1st, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
Thank you darlin'. That means so much.

::luvin' the hugs::


{{{{{hugs back}}}}}
tallories
Nov. 1st, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
*hugs*
chootoy
Nov. 1st, 2003 05:57 pm (UTC)
Hey sugah. Thank you. I've never mentioned 'that' in a public forum before.
I thought a bit about deleteing the post but, I'm feeling better about bringing this dark little secret into the light.
tallories
Nov. 4th, 2003 07:00 pm (UTC)
You have a lot of strength, and a lot of courage.
chootoy
Nov. 4th, 2003 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
I still don't know what possessed me.
Thanks you for your sweet words.
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