When my sister and I were little, my Mum warned us we had to eat properly at the 5 course dinner we had every Christmas. She told us that if we would chew with our mouths open, or spit something out we didn't like, my uncle would throw up. Last year my uncle died. After the funeral my Mum, my sister and I were talking about our memories of him, and my sister and I said that he must always have had a weak stomach, because something small like people chewing with their mouths open would make him throw up. My Mum suddenly had to leave the room, and when we followed her to see if she was all right, we found out that she was laughing her head off. Somehow it had never occurred to my sister (31) and me (33) that my Mum just invented this throwing up story to make us behave ...
When I was 6 i used to think that eating Bananas with bruises on was how you actually got bruises!!
When I was three years old I had a 2 week old little sister, and a father that drank beer before he went to bed at night. My grandfather told me that you are what you eat. So,when I was giving my good night kisses that night I told my dad he was going to turn into a beer can and my sister was going to turn into a boob.
I used to believe that babies had taste buds on their faces. Why else would they be so messy? So whenever I fed a baby, I would "do them a favor" and put a little around their mouth before I gave them a bite.
When I was little, mydad told me 'you are what you eat'. I thought that this meant that eventually, you would turn into the kind of food you eat, and htis was why we ate something different every night for dinner. I guess I thought it would slow the transformation. I also thought that if you were to eat a lot of one thing, then it would quicken the process, and I always wondered why vegetarians weren't all walking vegetables.
We put food in our mouths, so naturally I believed my stomach was in my head.
You had to wait an hour after eating ANYTHING, even one M&M, before swimming.
I used to believe that when you got scurvy you'd grow scales. I don't know why. my dad always told me to eat my oranges or else I'd get scurvy. I didn't eat an orange till I was about eight. I wanted to be a fish.
my mom always told me that my eyes were bigger than my stomach and i took it literally. when we had share time at school that was always my go to answer "my eyes are bigger than my stomach" and this went on for years
When I was young, I squeezed my own orange juice sometimes and my parents informed me that orange pulp was good for you. I confused this with orange seeds and one day put an orange seed in my dad's coffee when he wasn't looking saying "it's good for you!" He subsequently almost choked.
When I was little I believed that i had two stomachs; one for dinner and one for desert! Because, i would get full on dinner, but when desert came around, oh boy! I could eat everything!
when i was little, i used to believe that whatever food your mom ate the most when she was pregnant would be your favorite food when you were born.
my mother used to tell me that she could see all the way into my stomach to see if i had eaten something i wasnt supposed to and all she was really doing was looking at my back teeth. I thought it was amazing how she could see the chocolate all the way down there in my stomach, so i once ate a piece of lettuce afterwards cause i hoped it would land on top of the chocolate and hide it from view
I used to believe that any royal people like kings or queens used a brand new spoon for every bite of food and never ever re-used silverware. I would count how many bites I took at dinner and try to calculate how many spoons the Queen would need to eat dinner. And then how many spoons she would use in a day! I still am not totally positive this isn't true.
When I was little and wouldn't eat my mom always told me she used to have a brother named Joey that wouldn't eat either and he got so skinny that a strong gust of wind blew him away and they never saw him again. I believed it..
My granny always told me that I would grow horns on my head if I lay down and eat..when she wasn't looking, I would lie down and chew my food, feeling and searching for the horns on my head.
I used to believe that there was a little man living in my stomach that was constantly trying to crawl up my throat and out through my mouth. To keep him from escaping, I had to be sure to eat and drink every day.
i used to believe that there was a cottage in my stomach with rabbits in it, that watched whatever i ate fall past there window. (i did i swear!!!).
I used to believe that after eating vegetables, you should not drink water. Because one day, a plant will grow and flowers will flood your mouth. Lame right :P
As a child, I used to think you could quench your thirst by repetitively building up spit in your mouth and swallowing it.