The fun of fear
10 March 10
Right from the outset, I should have known it would end in tears. But when I spied the 50-cent oven mitt in an op shot, I couldn’t resist it. Shaped like a crocodile’s head, with the mouth opening and shutting when puppetted by a hand, it seemed like a good idea.
David has had a lot of fun with the crocodile over the last week. He chases the girls and teases them with it. Now, in order to terrify Calista, all he has to do is start growling in his crocodile voice.
What is it about being scared that is so fun? Even though the girls are scared of the crocodile game, they love it and ask for more. Adults often continue with the theme, choosing to do extremely scary things for the adrenalin rush.
I just don’t get it. I prefer being not-scared. I avoid things like rollercoasters and bungee jumps. Give me a couch and a book any day, and go get yourself scared silly.