Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Bogeyman

When you were young, were there any monsters you were deathly afraid of?

I can't remember if I had any monsters I was afraid of, but I can certainly remember my youngest brother's deep seated fear of... THE BOGEYMAN...

Have you ever heard of The Bogeyman?

We have no idea how the idea of The Bogeyman got stuck in Paul's head. But I remember that for one period, he refused to sleep by himself or be alone in a room. In the afternoons when Sam and I were at school or tuition, Paul would always want to take his afternoon nap in the maid's room while she was ironing clothes.

I remember we used to ask him why he didn't want to sleep in his own room and he would reply "Because The Bogeyman will catch me!". He could even gave a detailed description of what this Bogeyman looked like... which for the life of me I am unable to recall now. Perhaos he will enlighten us when he reads my blog.

I thought his pet fear of The Bogeyman was very cute and amusing... but apparently his fear was very real. I confess that Sam and I sometimes amused ourselves by teasing him "Watch out!!! The Bogeyman is outside now!!!"... hehehehe, poor kid.

Anyway, he eventually got over this fear and The Bogeyman hasn't been back to haunt us ever since.

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