* The Water Spirit from the Are You Afraid of the Dark episode 'Tale of the Dead Man's Float' was real and he would kill me in the pool if I went in alone...especially in the deep end.
That episode used to scare the shit out of me as a kid. Totally made me scared of pools for a while.
AYAOTD has come up in conversation on several occasions in the past few years, as a lot of people in my age bracket watched it as a kid, and I always mention that episode as the scariest, but no one ever remembers it. So uh, cheers I guess.
My parents were both teachers, so that ruined the whole teachers-living-at-school thing for me.
The adults always being adults thing is weird though. I seem to remember vaguely thinking of my parents as a "mom" and a "dad," like those were distinct things from what I was and other people were. I think it's kinda difficult for young children to even go about thinking about that type of stuff properly at their age, I mean they don't even understand the concept of reproduction very well, and they've never witnessed anyone age.