37 Tweets About The Things Kids Are Afraid Of That Will Either Make You Laugh Or Cry

"Please explain to me preteen boys and their fear of outerwear."

The dark, monsters under the bed, loud hand dryers in public restrooms... some kids have typical, unsurprising fears, while others get more creative when it comes to the things that scare them most.

Parents, then, can expect the unexpected when it comes to the thing that sends kids sprinting into their beds in the middle of the night — and maybe even a touch of nostalgia. There’s something undeniably sweet about living in a world where the worst thing imaginable is a dog’s growl or a siren’s shriek.

Here, some of X (formerly Twitter)’s wisest and funniest parents comment on the things that kids fear.

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