I have a highly developed worst case scenario engine. I always have. It preceded my becoming a mother, but when parenthood hit me, I realized just how important and invaluable my worst case scenario engine truly is. I'm sure we would all be dead now save for my worst case scenario engine.
I recognize my beloved engine as a personality defect and I certainly didn't mean to pass it on to my child.
But, I have. Just like I passed on short, stubby fingers, pale skin, and a certain roundness, I have passed on a highly developed worst case scenario engine to Trevor.
I know this because today he gave me a list of things he never wants to see:
1) Two tornadoes. One is bad, but two would be much worse.
2) A black hole. Even though they happen in space, they could start in space and then suck up the earth.
3) A meteor. (We suspect this killed the dinosaurs).
4) A volcano. (If it wasn't a meteor, it was probably a volcano).
5) It would be OK if a tree fell, as long as it didn't fall on our house.
His engine is scarier than my engine really.
It never occurred to me to be worried about a black hole.