ten random beliefs
At my friend's house one day, we suddenly got an idea to go out and collect acorns. My friend put them in a bowl, along with some grass and water and began mashing it with a stick. And somehow eventually the water turned white. My friend told me it was milk, but even so i didn't have the heart to taste it. From then on I believed acorns, grass and water made milk (why this logic? because cows eat grass and they produce milk). I remember spending a day with a bowlfull of grass and water, but no acorns were at hand. I spent the afternoon mashing it and leaving it in the sun for awhile, till my sister came out and asked me what i was doing. 'Making milk,' I replied. 'But it's not working. I don't have any acorns.'
I used to believe (due to playful threats from my father) that an alligator lived under our couch cushions. Anytime we would wrestle around, he would stick my arms under the couch cushions and say that the alligator was going to eat me. I always sat in the floor.
i used to believe that water was alive and called 'mickee', so every time i flushed a toilet, i would need to stand and watch the water leave down the hole while saying, 'bye mickee bye'. i also had a pacifier at this time named pacier. it fell out of my mouth into the toilet and mickee took it, so i started talking to the bath water instead.
When I was a little kid, I used to believe that serial killers killed people with cereal. They would concoct such vile cereal creations (fruit loops with toe jam and boogers) that people would die from eating them.
when my dad was little boy his older sister told him that their cats nose was made out of rubber. he believed her without question until the day he tried to rub out a mistake in his jotter and got his arm lacerated by the cats claws and teeth.
I use to believe I had magic powers to see the clouds move. When I found out that everyone could, I stopped wanting to be a weather woman.
My father's family lived in Europe, and I lived in Canada. I couldn't really grasp why time was ahead of ours over there, so I invented a theory that Europe was in the future, and to go there, you had to "time travel".I thought planes were time machines. When my teacher would ask me in the fall where I had gone or what I'd done that summer, I would reply " I traveled in the future to visit my dad's family!"...She must have thought I was crazy!
When I was fairly young; about seven or thereabouts, I wanted so desperately to be a super-hero that I convinced myself that I could "see" heat, and that since no one else mentioned this amazing feat, I alone possessed this ability. I would run around telling people "Don't touch that, it's hot--I CAN TELL!" Turns out it was just steam, and everyone was just humouring me. Go figure.
When I was little my parents told me tornadoes were afraid of water to keep me from having panic attacks when tornadoes came since we lived next to a lake. Freshman year, I was at my friends house and the tornado sirens went off. I told her not to worry because she had a pool in her backyard. Needless to say, I haven't heard the end of it.
My brother told me that cat's beeped when you squeezed them. (Lightly of course) He'd squeeze them and beep and I thought it was the cat. I thought I was squeezing wrong for some time.