ten random beliefs
When I was little I used to be terrified of fiberglass insulation. I used to think that if I got too close to it, it would reach out from the walls and suck me in and eat me alive.
My sister used to believe that the first person who got up in the morning decided what side of the road they wanted to drive on and then all of the other drivers adapted to them.
I used to believe in the 'New Year Man' when I was around 5 or 6. He was a tall, dark monster that would come to people's houses at midnight on New Year's Eve and eat whomever was still awake. I vividly remember sobbing and begging my grandparents to please for the love of God to go to sleep early on that December 31st and getting furious when they just laughed at me.
I have never been able to enjoy New Year celebrations.
I used to believe that the people who made the "Slow Children Playing" signs were very mean people,After all it is rude to call a child slow.
If you didn't have enough money to buy an item in a shop the shop assistanct gave you the shortfall and this was the change.
I was 3 when my mother taught me the song "Silent Night". When I sang "Sleep in Heavenly Peace", I thought when you died and went to heaven, you slept on a bed on peas and if you got hungry, you'd scoop a fistful and shove it into your mouth. Yes, peas were my favorite vegetables and heaven sounded really good to me.
You know how some kids get expelled and they have to change schools? Well, I thought that that meant the kid wasn't allowed at ANY school in the state. Therefore, the kid and his/her family would have to move to a new state just so the kid could go to school. The Really confusing thing to me was: what if the kid is so bad there are no states left?
I used to believe that the short display beds at department stores were for dwarfs.
My son David thought that Trafalgar Square would be full of chickens. He also thought that any place underground was part of London. (What had I been telling him??)
I used to think that miscellaneous was a person. You know, Miss Alleanous. My mother would always have a miscellaneous drawer in the kitchen and we gave a lot of stuff away to Goodwill, so I thought that everything that went into that drawer was sent to Miss Alleanous.