Hey there, Sparklers 🙂
Something happened today that scared the living daylights out of me (but is kind of funny too).
A couple of hours ago my daughter was getting cranky and started having a full-blown tantrum. Screaming, shouting, kicking, punching, even biting. I told her off a few times for biting/hitting me but that just made her tantrum worse. So I ignored her. A few minutes later everything went quiet. So I thought “I bet she’s fallen asleep on the floor” because it must be pretty exhausting having such a big tantrum. I started looking around the room, behind the door, under the table, every single place where she could be, but she wasn’t there. She’d disappeared.
This really confused me, because the safety gate was locked so she couldn’t leave the room. I went to check the gate anyway just in case I hadn’t closed it properly… Yep, locked tight. There is no way she could have left this room.
Due to my borderline personality disorder, every reason for her disappearance I could think of was ridiculous. Most mums probably think “she’s just hiding from me” or “it’s not impossible to climb over a safety gate”…
Here’s what I was thinking:
- She’s actually been abducted by aliens
- She’s fallen down a pot hole
- Something paranormal has taken her into their world
But what actually happened was, my dad had come to the gate and picked her up and took her into another room to try and help calm her down. He didn’t open or close the gate or even tell us that he’s got her and that she’s okay.
My heart was racing, my legs were like jelly, I was so scared. So when I realised what had happened, I sat down and let it all sink in. And then I burst out laughing. I laughed so hard at myself. Why the bloody hell did I think she’d fallen down a pot hole?! We live in a 1st floor flat, not a ground floor. And even if there was a pot hole, I think everyone would have fallen, not just my daughter.
I don’t even believe in aliens!!!! WHY, when I know aliens don’t exist, did I think she’d been abducted by them?!?! I’m such an idiot.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what overthinking does to you.
Sorry this is quite a short blog, but I just thought I’d share this with you.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another one!
Lots of love,
Sarah Sparkles xxx