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.
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