welcomeI Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...
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I used to be scared of the drain at the bottom of the pool, especially the big one at the community pool. I imagined it would suddenly suck me down to the underworld and there was a monster down there that wanted me. I stayed scared of pool drains for a very long time.
When I was three a neighbor kid told me the plastic ladders on my firetruck was candy. I chewed on those ladders all summer trying to get the candy out.
I used to believe, when I was a child, that the reason you couldn't eat on the toilet was because your body couldn't handle food going in as 'food' was coming out.
When I was little I used to believe that certain policemen would sit at computer screens and watch every car on the road. The screen would tell them if you were speeding, not wearing you seatbelt and any other illegal things. I believed it was the only way the police could be able to catch people.
i used to think that the highest number a football player had on his jersey was how many players were on the team; i was wondering why they needed to pay so many extra players when none of them substituted in. i looked for all the numbers in between!
When I was little, I used to think "grilled cheese" was "girl cheese" so only girls could eat it. I was very confused when I saw my dad eating one.
When I was younger, my older brother told me that black eyed peas were dead people's eyes. I was completely disgusted as I watched my family eat them for dinner. This story affected me so much, that I couldn't bring myself to eat black eyed peas until I was in high school.
I used to think that it was illegal for the wife to be taller than the husband. When we visited my parents' friends, I was horrified to find that the wife was significantly taller than the husband. I remember looking out the back window as we were leaving and waving at them because I knew that they would get arrested soon.
I thought that there were little ant people in my stomach who lived a in a little hut and lived in family units. They dressed like peasants. Their job was to take the food I ate for themselves and make poop to push outside my body. When my cousin told me that if I ate seeds the fruit would grow inside of me, I purposely started eating watermelon seeds to reward the ant people for their hard work.
When I was small I thought people were actually inside the TV and that we could take them out.