Wow, Chimene, we have the exact same fears, that's funny, I could totally relate. (not having really lived, and kids moving out.)
My fears: being bored. It really is. that's why I'm always late, doing things last minute. I hate to get somewhere early and then just have to stand and wait and think. Also I can't stand writing a paper when I'm bored. It's much more exciting when the 10 page paper is due in less than 48 hours!
And let me clarify, I do not have kids yet, but I am so scared of the day that one day I will, and I can almost feel the emptiness I'll know when they move out. that's why I want to have like 5 kids. Or more. But my husband is totally against it. We almost got a divorce over that. Now I realize it's just not worth a divorce, plus, you can't have kids to meet your own needs. I have to get my own life. So we plan on a measly two. Oh well. Maybe they'll have lots of grandkids for me. Who knows? Maybe I'll hate kids? But I don't think so.
And I'm not scared of spiders, but ROACHES ARE DISGUSTING. I had an incident on the train last week. It was bad. I almost caused mass hysteria because of this roach that was running toward me. It was a silent but packed train car, and when I screamed, everyone looked over.
And FlyingHighNow, oh my god, that must have been awful with the escalator. I never thought of that scenario, but it is just awful even to picture it. So glad your son is okay.