ten random beliefs
When I was younger I thought that the abbreviation lbs, stood for "illables". I then told people that I weighed some number of illables. It wasn't until middle school that my mom told me illables wasn't a word and it actually stood for pounds.
My older sister and I are very close in age. When we were four and five, we were in a Taco Bell with our parents and our baby brother around Christmas Time. We were singing Christmas Carols...and got to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". Well, we got to the line where it goes, "santa came to say, rudolph with your nose so bright won't you guide my sleigh tonight" but we were convinced and sang at the top of our lungs in this packed Taco Bell "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you be my slave tonight?" Everyone stared at my parents wondering what kind of people they were to teach us those words and we never went back to that taco bell.
My mother told me that every time I spent a dollar of my allowance, a butterfly would die. Needless to say, I had about 500 dollars racked up by my 8th birthday.
I played Chrono Trigger (Best game of all time, if ya haven't played it, get the DS remake now) a lot as a kid, and I was terrified because I thought Lavos really would come and destroy the world in 1999. When the year 1999 did come, I was panicking because I knew that any day Lavos would awaken. But then when 2000 came and I didn't die, nor become a survivor in a dystopian world, I was utterly confused. Then it came to me! Crono and friends defeated Lavos!
When I was very small I believed that children had no bones and that everything you ate somehow became 'stuck' to hollow spaces inside your body, where the food would become bones.
By the time I was about 3 I thought I had about half my bones and used to visualise things sticking to my half-formed skeleton to make my bones bigger.
I guess this comes from being told 'Eat up to make you strong'...but my poor mother couldn't stop laughing when I asked her about this!
My Mother told my sister and I age the seeds from bell peppers were a deadly poison. We dutifully helped her clean every seed from the peppers that she was adding to the salad. I remember thinking about how so many people must die needlessly from green pepper seed poisoning...
My 4 year old son followed me outside one day when I went to get something out of the car. I heeard him talking to me, so I pulled my head out of the car and asked him to repeat what he'd said. He said, "I'm just calling to Jesus". Then, he hollared up at the sky, "Jesus?! Jesus?!". We went back inside so that I could get ready for work. When I left for work about 30 minutes later, my son walked me to the door. Apparently, during that time inside, someone had placed an advertising flyer on our door. My son grabbed the flyer and excitedly exclaimed, "a note from Jesus!". He now believes that all of the flyers are notes from Jesus.
When i was little, my parents had a water bed. Everytime my dad would have to add more water, i would go and hide under my bed because i thought an alligator lived inside my parents waterbed and that it would get out and eat me.
When I was little my sister told me you could only eat dessert with a dessert spoon (which was what we called regular spoons) so I spent 14 years eating everything else with a tea spoon except for my dessert then my boyfriend told me that was nuts
I used to believe that if I got a pet penguin it could live in the freezer.