ten random beliefs
I used to believe that there were two monsters in the toilet, a smart, mean one that was the boss and a dumb one that was his henchman. When you were sat on the toilet I they would be plotting how to get you once you flushed the toilet (that was the only time they could get you). I always used to open the toilet door before flushing so that I could jump out of the room before they got me. The dumb monster always used to trip up and the nasty monster would yell at him for missing me. The nasty monster was the deep noise that comes first when you flush and the hissing of the cistern filling up again was the dumb monster's whiney voice!
I used to think that I could control the weather. One year when i was 9 I said I want snow for christmas, we got so much snow that year that everyone was praticly traped in there homes... I swore never to use my powers again
my older cousin told me that kids who ate too much candy wouldnt grow. ever. i was a short kid. i loved candy.
i tried from then on not to eat candy but she said that it was too late for me. i cried for days.
I used to believe that 'heavy metal' meant the musical instruments were literally heavier than usual because they were made of steel or something.
My father was a little worried by my obsession with dimes when I was a toddler. He thought I was avaricious, but couldn't understand why, as I was too young to know about how to spend money. What he didn't know was that I was fascinated by the shiny silver with the perfect pictures on it. And I was convinced that the profile was a portrait of God.
In pre-school, whenever my teachers talked on the phone, they would say something like "This is Pam" (or whatever their first name was).. but i was used to their name being something like "Mrs. Hall".. So I figured they had code names for the phones at school.
When I was a kid I called the articulated buses (the ones that are long and bend in the middle) "accordion buses" and sincerely believed that giants would come to our city and actually play the buses as accordions.
When I was about 4 most of my playmates went to Bible School during the summer, while I, being Catholic, had summer Catecism. I envied the other kids because they always came home singing the best songs - songs like we never got to sing. I especially liked "A little chocolate Jesus makes it right, alright." And my childish brain pictured little chocolate Jesus's, like chocolate Santa's. or chocolate bunnys. It was actually many years later before I heard the song "A little talk with Jesus...." and then realized what the actual words really are.
I wanted to be a cashier when I grew up because I used to believe they got to keep all the money in the cash register.
After watching Marry Poppins, I was convinved that if I jumped from a really high place with an open umbrella, I would float gently to the ground. After many failed attempts from the top of my swing-set, I believed it only worked jumping from clouds.