By Chuck Woodbury
Did you fear as a child that a monster lived under your bed? It wasn’t just that it lived there — that was bad all by itself. But the idea that it could eat you or otherwise harm you could be terrifying.
An alligator lived under my bed. It’s a long time ago to remember, but I don’t believe it lived there all the time. Just sometimes. I would not dare look under my bed for fear it might bite off my head or do something equally horrible.
My protection was my blanket, which I would pull up over my head. “That will keep the alligator away,” I would think in my little boy brain. Okay, so it sounds ridiculous now, but as a 6-year-old it made perfect sense. It allowed me to fall asleep knowing I had protection.
What about you? Did a monster of some kind live under your bed? We’re talking about when you were a kid, of course. If it still lives there, well … we’re sorry about that and we suggest you consider professional help.
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