i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site
I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...
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My older sister told me and my twin brother that if you didn't clap your hands during "if you're happy and you know it", you would get eaten by a monster while you sleep.
I used to think that the female version of a Squire was a Squirelle
I would turn the lights off and then leg it up the stairs thinking a monster would be chasing me.
I used to believe that albatrosses were a fictional species created for the Disney movie "The Rescuers"
Someone I know IRL used to believe that Goofy (Mickey Mouse's friend) was a walrus
I used to believe that the phrase "Mamma Mia" referred to a girl named Mia.
When I was 5 years old, I used to believe Poland was snowy and cold all year round, like the North Pole.
When I was a child, I thought that the Heavy Metal was Satanic music.
I used to think that you could make wine of any
Colour, like blues or purples, because grapes come
In so many different colours besides the usual red.
I used to believe my shadow was chasing me whenever I ran
I used to believe that I couldn't pass by the cemetery at night because the dead people would wake up.
I used to think that the little people used in population charts represented just one single person, and wondered how they could count every specific person living in every country.
I used to believe that grown-ups didn't need to sleep. They would just lie in bed for a while because that's what you do at night.
I used to believe that there was a person in the mirror who looked exactly like me
I used to believe that wind came from the clouds because I would see pictures in kids books of clouds blowing air.
I used to think that "tease your hair" meant make fun of it
I used to think princesses are only in TV shows
i used to think that women gave birth to their husbands and marry them...
I used to believe all Italian women were named Mia because of the phrase "Mamma Mia!"
I used to think that it was illegal to carry a very large sum of cash on your person unless you're on the way to the bank.