My oldest son has been going through this phase...(I hope it's a phase)....of being afraid of the weirdest things. He refuses to walk upstairs in our house without someone next to him. He also has started doing similar things at school. He says 'I'm afraid' of all kinds of things. His schedule has been messed up so he has had hard days at school. I think the not knowing the new routine is setting him off more. We had a pretty bad meltdown when my hubby traded his truck for a SUV. E was so excited until it came time to ride in it. He kept saying "I'm scared...I have never rode in it...I'm scared!" We did eventually get him in it. But it took about 20min to calm him down enough to talk about why he was scared. Is this normal behavior? I have him on a waiting list to see a dr for Asperger's. But the waiting list is up to July.