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Until I was 8 I used to believe that if clothing went into the wash more than once it would turn into gold.
We had a shilling-in-the-slot gas meter, and I used to believe the shillings themselves actually physically turned to gas.
I used to believe that chores were a privilege. Around the age of 7-8 I used to BEG my mom to help her with the dishes, clean the bathroom, prepare dinner, etc. I would literally cry if she asked me to just relax.
Why? Because my mom was and still is a neat freak. Every weekend was like spring cleaning and she would blast the radio while doing her chores. Since the only other times I could associate with loud music was birthday parties, BBQs and beach fun...I thought, wow this cleaning thing must be extra fun!!
I used to believe that the illuminated light on our doorbell would light up when the movie started at the local drive-in. I don't know why.
When I was a kid, I was terrified that the if the ceiling fan in my bedroom was set on high, it would be spinning too fast and fly off and kill me at night while I was asleep. I still don't like to have the ceiling fan set on high, but only because it makes too much noise.
When i was little i would sleep over at my grandparents house sometimes. I would always sleep on the hid-a-bed or whatever. Anyways I would always get scared and want to go and sleep in their bed. To get to their room I had to go down a long hallway. For some reason I thought for the longest time that a huge buffalo was going to charge me from behind if i didn't run as fast as i could down that hallway.
Water is in the walls, that's where it comes from, and if you put a hole in the wall, it will rush out and drown you. I think I got this from an episode of Incredible Hulk where they were stuck underground and water was filling up the room. Also, from Amityville Horror (I didn't know it was blood). My dad was about to drill a hole in the wall and I started crying and begging him not to do it because we would drown!
when you sit by a fire it can dry up you bone marrow
The wallpaper in my room as a child had scenes of alittle boy & alittle girl in a garden. The girl was using a hoe & the boy was pushing a wheelbarrow. During the day they were stationary, but at night they moved about doing their chores. I thought everyone's wallpaper did this!
I used to believe that a person could fix ANYTHING with Scotch tape.
I used to think all grown ups had a button they pressed when kids werent there that changed the whole
House onto a party with colored lights and music. I always wondered why I never woke up to the loud music
I used to think that whenever you saw a movie or a video online, it was being preformed live, so every time somebody wanted to see it, the characters would need to get out and do it all over again.
Up until I was 6 years old, I thought "being grounded" meant being buried alive in the backyard. My parents never understood why, whenever they told me I was grounded, I would start crying hysterically and run screaming from the house.
when i was little, when i would go in the stairs, i had to slap the wall or else something really really bad (i can't remember what) would happen.
Growing up in a Korean household with my Mom's superstitions, we were led to believe that if you left the broom standing bristles up, it would turn into a man and he'd come kill you in the midde of the night! Yeah, my brother and I checked on our broom several times a night...just to be sure!
I have never got over the childhood habit of giving personalities and emotions to inanimate objects...I feel really sorry for cars on scrap heaps, bald Christmas trees that nobody wants, etc...just typing this made me want to cry!!
up until recently, i always thought a special brick was made for corners. until my kind friend explained that they just turned the brick around...
When I was 4 I used to pack up all my barbies in little boxes and the put them on a doll stroller then stand on my moms bed and wait until a fire started so that I would be ready to leave the house, But it never happened.
I got very confused by the expression "... rings a bell" when adults were talking and one said "the name John Smith rings a bell" or similar. I thought this mean my parents knew what John Smith's front door bell sounded like!
I use to watch my food being cooked in the microwave. Well when I was about 4, my dad told me that if I watched the microwave when it was cooking my food, I would get high. And up until I think last week I believed him until someone told me otherwise.