Things That Are Scary to Kids and Adults

There are many things that I find scary, including running out of money, peanut butter, and toilet paper. Valentine’s Day can also be frightening.

But Jayla has personified an even bigger fear.

Last year, when Jayla was six, she wrote this in her journal:

That is one skary test, deserving of nine exclamation marks. I can hear the test’s maniacal laugh, made that much more sinister because it’s a lipstick-wearing test. Those are the worst kind.


Thanks to Jayla’s mom, Veronica of Mama Bird Musings for sending this to us. Please visit her blog.


Submit your child’s funny writing (or the writing of a random stranger who’s little) to us at StuffKidsWrite(at)gmail(dot)com. Chase will answer your email.


Now it’s your turn. What do you find skary?

About Leanne Shirtliffe

Leanne Shirtliffe is the author of SLOTH TO THE RESCUE, SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT, THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE, and NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016). She also wrote humor books DON'T LICK THE MINIVAN: Things I Never Thought I'd Say To My Kids and MOMMYFESTO. She and her family live in Calgary, Alberta because they like complaining about the weather.

Posted on February 14, 2012, in Diaries and Journals and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yeah, tests are pretty skary. Have to agree with that one. I still dream about college exams! And that was many, many years ago.

  2. This is so funny! Lipstick tests are the skariest! … or it’s blood from the children?

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