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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I also believed that guerrilla warfare was against real gorillas during the Vietnam war! This was also the time that the Planet of the Apes movies came out which just reinforced that belief!
At one point I thought that if you really kissed a toad it would not only become a prince 👑 but also bring you great/good luck
That unicorns were real. They simply had invisible horns that only people with special eyes could see
I used to belive that sometimes my grandfather drew the clouds for me.
I thought hills were dragons sleeping under the grass
That the dead were sleeping 💤 and that once I went to the funeral I saw/seen them taking a very long nap I was crying 😭 once they were not really sleeping cuz the never wake up
When I was five or six, I was worried that I'd lost my heart because I didn't hear it beating.
I thought that "toony" was a slang term for a part of your body of which you had two, as in the song "Ballin' the Jack" (First you put your toonies close up tight). (OUCH!)
My initials are REM, so I always thought the R.E.M. albums that my parents owned were connected to me somehow.
There were these candies that said "Believe" on them, and I thought that they'd make you believe everything you heard or read for as long as you sucked them.
When I was little I used to think that my mom was a mermaid because she never went swimming with me
When I was little I used to think that it was impossible to travel to the moon because I saw it very small
When I was little I thought that when I was with my parents in the car and it was night, the moon was following us.
When I was a child, I used to think that if you eat an animal, you become that animal
I thought "deployed" meant "fired".
I used to believe that the moon was a big cheese wheel
I thought weather forecasters were psychic and that's how they knew what the weather would be.
You know those shirts you wear in school for P.E which say "physed"? For the longest time I misread it as saying "psyched" and wondered why they had the kids shirts that said that.
I thought "Konnichiwa" was a Japanese dish involving a piece of corn on a stick. I think it's because "Konn" and "corn" sound similar.
When i first heard of a silverfish, I thought it was an actual type of fish like a goldfish, except only silver colored. I thought there was a bronze fish too.