ten random beliefs
When I was about six, I was convinced that the quartz crystals I would occasionally find in gravel were actually dinosaur teeth.
My sister told me that if you put alcohol on a wound that your brains would come out of your nose. I believed that one for years.
I used to belive that when shops closed at the end of the day, the shopkeeper took all the things off the shelves and took them home... only to bring them back the next morning and put them back again.
When I was about four, I believed that statues ( the big ones in parks) were bad people covered over with cement. I didn't understand why they had to cover their horses with cement too sometimes!
I thought this is how criminals were punished before there were prisons!
I was always told that people go to heaven when they die. I thought that when they died, their bodies physically floated all the way up to heaven. I remember hoping that no one ever died in a car because then there would be a big hole in the roof of the car after they went to heaven.
When I was younger, my older sister was a tyrant who always got in trouble. When things went awry or if I got hurt, my parents would often ask, "Did she do that?", probably gesturing to my older sister. I hadn't a firm grasp on pronouns at that point, so for the longest time I thought my sister's name was "She" and would talk to her or about her referring to her as such. We didn't put it all together until years later, why I would call my sister "She", rather than her given name.
I was firmly convinced I could fly - I even have strong memories of flying or floating down the stairs. I think I probably could and it was only when I was told I couldn't that I stopped being able to.
I have always had an "outie" rather than an "innie" belly button and this used to upset me when I was young as I wanted to be like all of my friends who had innies. My mother told me that mine was magic and all I had to do was push the button and make a wish. So when people thought I was weird for having a sticky out belly button I used to tell them this story. (they probably thought I was even weirder then). I believed my mother though and waited patiently for all my wishes to come true.
My sister feeds my niece saying if she doesn't eat then a monster named alok bam bam will come take her away.. she described that monster to have long hair and beard... and fat.. When my sister went to drop her off the school on the bus stop she saw a person similar to this description. Quite brave she went and told him she had her breakfast in the morning.. She is 5..
When I was little I thought that pancakes were made out of penguins.