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I used to believe that birthday presents just magically appeared before the giver's eyes all wrapped and tagged and the guests all had super x-ray vision that allowed them to know when our birthdays were and when and where to come. But when I was six I realized birthday presents are purchased like groceries and the guests have to be told when and where to appear.
When I was a child, I used to believe that if I looked at some object, I could move it using my mind, like in the movies of starwars.
when we were kids, my sisters and i had a superstition that while we rode home from one grandmother's house to our other grandparents' house where we stayed when visiting, if we kept our eyes closed and our teeth and fingernails hidden from the trees on each side of the road so they couldn't see the gleam from them, when we got there, our cousins would be visiting and we could play with them. it seemed to work every time!
When I was around six I had a book of magic tricks that was also a pop-up book that served to carry around little things used for performing the trick (you take them out of little pockets in the pictures in the book). Well, there was one picture that took place in a restaurant or something and there was a dollar sticking out of a character's pocket that was removable. Thinking it was for a trick, I removed it and the tab on the end of it says "Put it back, you thief!" I freaked out and shoved it back in the pocket, thinking the book had really saw me take the dollar and thought I'd been trying to steal! I was afraid to even look at that page for a while.
I used to believe that the background music in movies helped the actors do their stunts (i.e the music from e.t helped Elliot's bike take flight) and that if you copied the song in your head you could do the stunt. However, i tried the trick with my first bike and i didn't work. Bummer.
When i was very, VERY little, i used to believe in magic like wizardry, and stuff like that, so i took a stick off of the tree in my backyard and started to wave it around but sadly nothing happened. So, i just kept that belief until i was 9 years old, at that point i just gave up. But now, i really wish i kept my imagination, that way, i could still do what i love, .....................................................being a kid!!!!!!!!!!
I used to believe that if I spun around in my spinning chair fast enough I would be able to fly. Sometimes I got so dizzy that I thought I almost did fly!
I thought you could hypnotize people with a yoyo.
i believed that if i jumped down the stairs with an umbrella i would float around like marry poppins. i disproved this by learning it the hard way.
when i was younger my brother told me that if i left my old shoes on the front porch an ostrich would come by and replace them with a new pair
When I was little I though somewhere in the playground was a gate way into different 'magic lands' and that you had to preform a ritual to get in there. I still remember going to mermaid land and playing all by myself in the playground talking to myself and imaginary people, I didn't know why everyone stopped playing with me all of a sudden........
I used to believe that if I closed one eye, the people on that side couldn't see me.
When I was about 4 years old, I used to believe that if Buzz Light Year could fly, so could I. One day I decided to try it and.... well I tried to "fly" from a table to my bed and broke my nose.
I can remember blowing out birthday candles always wishing to be able to fly like Superman. One day I believed it might be possible to fly by picking myself up by the neck. So there me and and my little buddies were, on the play ground, looking like we were choking ourselves to any oblivious onlookers.
when I was a kid, I used to think I have super powers but I haven't figured out what it is yet. so everyday I check if I have telekinesis or If I have super strength. I still do that for fun sometimes, staring at a jar hoping I could move it around.
When I was little I used to watch "Seasame Street" all the time and one of the episodes Burt and Ernie are fishing. Burt is not catching anything oso ernie goes "Here Fishie fishie!" and a fish jumps in the boat. well I was out fishing with my dad and we were not catching any thing, so I do this and suddenly we are getting bites!!! to this day my dad will ask me to call the fishies in at random times.... I AM 26!!! .... still works though! lol
When I was a kid, I used to think that I could levitate. I have actual memories in which I'm hovering over my playground at kindergarten, pitying all the non-magically talented children.
I used to believe that I could float like magicians do on tv and that if I was walking and started to float I could glide around places.
Back when I was a little kid, I thought that if I poured a "potion" (that was really mud and other random things found in the yard) on the deck in the backyard, it would transform into an airplane and I could fly to the North Pole where I would meet Santa. I attempted this multiple times, needless to say I was very disappointed.
I used to believe that if I was very still and very quiet, that I would turn invisible. I was sorely disappointed to find out that it didn't work.