Have you tried to do a handstand recently? How bout a cartwheel? I have and it was completely terrifying.
Is it just me, or have you also noticed that things that were second nature as a kid are now quite scary as an adult?
Things that scare you as an adult but never did as a kid
As a kid I had teeth pulled, braces, fillings, wisdom teeth out, locals, generals… Pretty much the works. But the other day getting a check up and clean I was really anxious.
Then the other day Miss 6 asked me to show her how to do a handstand. I though to myself, well it’s been a while, but whatever… I’ve got this! But when it came time to actually do it, I froze, terrified. I ended up finding the courage somewhere but almost pulled a hammy in the process. Even a somersault scares the bejesus out of me!
I love flying. I love everything about it… airports, take off, landing and I especially love that glass of wine or 2 up in the air. But since having kids, I’ve become a little more anxious about flying. Especially when the whole fam is on the same plane… and there’s turbulence!
I’ve never sky dived or bungee jumped but there was a time when I probably would have. I just never got around to it and I’ve now totally missed that boat, because there’s no way I’d attempt those things these days. Even snowboarding, something I did for years before kids scares me a bit now. What if I got a head injury or something?
Theme Park Rides
I used to love rides. The scarier and more vomit inducing the better. (Graviton anyone?) But these days… call me boring, I just don’t care… the kiddie roller coaster at Seaworld is about my limit!
I grew up in the Great White Capital of Australia, Port Lincoln South Australia and my childhood was spent in and on the water. But these days, I’m so overly cautious about swimming in the ocean when we visit. As a kid, it didn’t cross my mind much at all, even at sailing when the 2 person boat would capsize.
I’d really like another ear piercing but I’m too freakin scared to get one! Crazy considering I did it as a young kid and also had a belly piercing as a teen. And I always wanted a nose piercing too but after watching some YouTube videos there’s just no way. (Plus it’s a bit mid life crisis like and the Huz would hate it).
I once had a boyfriend who owned a Ducati. My bad boy phase you could say. Fun times but oh my gosh.. these days motorbikes terrify me!
I’m so glad I didn’t get one when I was in my teens or 20’s, but I really really want one now. But yep… I’m terrified. On a scale of 1 to childbirth… how painful is it really? I could still be talked into it, but I think I need to take some brave pills and toughen up princess!
I guess it’s only natural to become more cautious as you get older and even more so when you become a parent. Maybe when the kids are adults I’ll get braver again??!
What’s something you used to do as a kid but now scares you? Have you become more cautious as you’ve got older? Or since having children? How painful are tattoos on a scale of 1 to childbirth?