Clowns (this we know)
Rodents (this includes raccoons, squirrels, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc)
THE DARK (oh yes capitals)
Strange noises with an unidentifiable location
Most reptiles, including dragons.
Scary movies (I refuse to watch the Paranormal Activity trailer. REFUSE.)
Making left hand turns on to a busy street with no signal
Someone jumping out and yelling "BOO!" (unless it's Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird)
The movie The Ring. (That scene with the TV had me sleeping with the lights on for a week.)
Little children who are evil (See previously mentioned fear of The Ring.)
Those email forwards that ask you to click on something that is obviously designed to scare the crap out of you.
I mentioned my fear of clowns and Christopher Walken to my online book club. My friend Ally's response? She posted this picture and I actually cried because I was so scared.
Another reason I'm not a fan of Halloween, is that I'm not necessarily the best person to be around large groups of children, especially those who are hopped on sugar, frolic, and make believe. In fact, the princess has annual Halloween funsies at her school and I make the ex go because I seriously cannot handle all the hyperactive urchins nor their high pitched happy squeals. I realize this makes me a terrible person, yet I'm ok with it.
Before you start thinking I'm a terrible mother, I DO take the princess trick or treating in exchange for not doing the school thing. Did I mention that last year while we were walking through the neighborhood some ill mannered douchebag of a teenager in a rubber scary face mask jumped out and scared the beejesus out of me causing me to trip and fall (clumsiness ftw) and slide into a sewer grate? Yeah, I hate Halloween.