I'm claustrophobic, so please never lock your kids in dark dodgy places not even for a second. These things stick for an entire lifetime.
But when my brother from another quite strict mother Gelo watched the driver go past it without stopping i yelled 'hey waaaaiiit, a stargazer!!' (there was this huge and super pretty bunch right outside the tunnel's entrance and im crazy for them)
after i got over the whole stargazer thing lol i noticed the tunnel, i ran in and almost slipped on this rock that served as safe steps in. it doesnt look like it but it was quite wet and moist when you get in. Gelo ofcourse quick as lightning with his cam likes these moments rather than a straight up pose and smile, you know what normal good people do? Lol
my hands began to sweat, breath became heavy and short in between, increased heartbeat, and eyes moistened the entire time in and through the place. i didnt tell anyone, i didnt want to get noticed. but i was happy to deal with my feelings head on.
i'm glad i dont turn my back on what terrifies me, especially people.