10/27/19: Phobia Day at the FPL.

Thanks to our neighbor Miss Karen we always have the children’s section of the New York Times for our Library perusal. This week’s was THE FEAR ISSUE.
We ran through a smorgasbord of phobias–many I feel sure no one has ever heard of like Omphalaphobia (the fear of belly buttons), Taphaphobia (the fear of being buried alive), and Genuphobia (the fear of knees, or kneeling). Of the three the only one that worried us was being buried alive.
We kept score on each of the phobias and in the group the number 1 phobia was Acrophobia (the fear of heights), followed closely by Claustrophobia (which may also explain our negative reaction to being buried alive).
We made banana bread, which we ate hot and slightly liquidy (luckily no one was phobic about under-cooked baked goods).
We played bocce and drew–Olivia worked diligently in her sketch book, redoing and improving her drawings–while all around her there was a fair amount of tree-climbing, reckless running, and friendly mayhem.
Our old high school, now college volunteer, Isaac, helped us avert disaster (he was the one who yelled, “Not the hose!”).
Another lively day at the FPL!

Author: slowdancejournal

I am a writer of novels for young readers. I also sing old time rock and roll in a duo called "Hot Tamale." My husband and I maintain our own 10 acre wildlife preserve. My home is Tallahassee, Florida.

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