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Things That Scared Me As A Kid

Laura
Chooqui vs. The New Stepdad.
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Was that scary?
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Hey guys, my name is Laura.
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I remember when I was little, my grandma was like, he's an angel
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that protects you and you have to pray to him.
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And I'm like, so there's a ghost hovering over me and you want
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me to pray to it?
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Does it talk?
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Does it eat?
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What does it do?
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How does it protect me?
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What is it?
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I didn't understand the concept.
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I was like, I don't want a guardian angel.
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I'm good after she tells me there's a guardian angel already
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hovering over me.
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She's like, and I'm like, what in the hell is?
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Apparently that's the devil in Colombia.
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They call him the feet.
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What he does?
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If you don't pray to your guardian angel, he grabs you by the
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feet and he drags you down to hell.
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So now I have to pray to this guardian angel.
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So that the doesn't get me.
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Do you understand what that does to a little girl?
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It's horrible.
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I was traumatized for a very long time.
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By the time I started trusting my guardian angel, I was in second
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grade and I was like, ok, I'm cool with my guardian angel.
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You know, he protects me.
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But then I caught a glimpse of the movie Chook, the worst movie
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any child could see.
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First of all, he comes out flying out the closet trying to kill
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this little boy.
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I'm freaking out because I have like a million dolls in my bedroom
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So, what did I do?
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Every night?
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I would take all of my dolls, no doll left behind.
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And I would put them in my parents' closet, let them deal with
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the killer dolls.
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They're grown ups, they'll know what to do.
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I don't know what I'm about to do with the killer doll in my room
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So I'm like, you know what they're gonna be in your possession
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Now, then in the morning, what I would do is I would wake up.
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Hi, good morning.
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Everyone take back my dolls, play with them.
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Come night time.
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Goodbye.
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Everyone put them back.
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I couldn't sleep with dolls in my room after I watched Chuy
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I just couldn't, I'm not trying to get killed by my barbies
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This went on for about five years from when I was seven years
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old until I was 12 years old.
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I thought that all my barbies were out to kill me.
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You know what it was also that now that I think about it, my mom
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had just married my step dad when I was seven years old and usually
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I slept with her and then when they got married, my mom started
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sleeping with my stepdad and not with me.
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So I guess I used subconsciously chook, I'd be like, mama,
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you have to sleep with me.
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Chuy's gonna kill me.
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She's like, Lou dad Chuy is not going to kill you.
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I'm like, how do you know he's not gonna kill me?
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You don't know that you're not there.
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You don't listen to the sounds of night.
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There was no sounds.
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I was ratchet as a little girl.
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I just didn't want my mom to sleep with my stepdad.
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Oops, finally, when I was 12 years old, I was introduced to
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Christianity and someone was like, oh, come to my church and
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then I became a Christian and I was like, you know what, I'm
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not gonna be scared of anything because Jesus got my back.
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And so, you know, I believed that for a really long time until
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I was like 18 years old and, you know, real life started happening
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as I grew basically, I just figured there was a lot of worse
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things out there than, or and ghosts didn't scare me.
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People scared me.
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What did your parents tell you when you were little to scare
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you?
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Were there any ghosts?
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I remember my mom had a story about that.
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Apparently she appeared to her watch it.
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No, she didn't.
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Yeah.
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Let me know.
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Oh, and Happy Halloween.