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My baby sitter had a daughter who was a teenager, when I was five years old. When the teenager was away at school, I would go into her room and look at her clothes. I thought that one day, I would grow into a teenager overnight and I wouldn't have any clothes to fit me. I was scared I would have to go naked, until my mother explained that it is a gradual growth process, not an overnight growth explosion!
When I was younger (shamefully about 10 or so) I used to believe that sanitary towels actually went under a womans arm to stop her sweating. And just like the bodyform advert said, they were actually invisible. I just couldnt understand why, if they could make a sanitary towel invisible, why they couldnt make other things invisible as well.
As a woman of 23 I now know differently!!
I used to believe that when your mouth is just in a line, not smiling or frowning, you would look like this because God didn't want you to frown because babys were being born every second, but he didn't want you to smile because people were dieing every second. That is why you are not either frowning or smiling at every second. I believed this for so long.
I used to have a lot of nightmares when I was little, so I always dreaded bedtime, because of my fear of the bad dreams. So one day, I decided that maybe if I wrote on a piece of paper what I wanted to dream about [happy stuff like mermaids or flowers or rainbows] and stuck it under my pillow right before I went to sleep, my brain would receive my "good" dream wishes, and the nightmares wouldn't be able to get through. And if I woke up the next morning without any recollection of a bad dream, that meant that it had worked.
This may seem silly, but I believe, even 20 years later, that it was a good idea. lol.
When I was little I thought that only 1 person in the world could have hiccups at one time. (Until me and my mom had the hiccups at the same time)
I used to believe there were little people inside my body, and they masher up our food when you digest it with those things people mash potatoes with. I also thought they pushed sleep up through your eye (like a big boulder).
I used to - and kind of still do - believe that if you hold back your sneezes, your head would explode.
I hold back my sneezes... dundundun...
I used to think that hiccups were caused by a frog in my chest who would jump and croak.
I was told that if one doesn't cover their mouth when yawning that their soul would escape.
When I was little I used to believe that feelings were little people that lived in your shoulders, and that when someone "hurt your feelings," your shoulders would slump and the little people would cry.
When i was a kid i used to believe that if i farted and sneezed at the same time i would explode. My friend told me it happened to his cousin.
I used to believe the spleen was an urban legend
When I was little, everytime I got a cramp I thought ants we inside my body and were putting salt wherever the cramo was.
As a child I habitually had a blocked nose, which meant I usually had to breathe through my mouth. I used to think that if I were able to breathe through my nose, not only would I be able to breath air, I would also be able to breath under water. I evidentlly believed that all nose breathers could breathe under water. I tried it once - it definitely didn't work!! :-)
i used to believe that if someone or myself sneezed and you didn't say "god bless you" then that person or you would die.
When I was younger, I used to believe that your shoulder blades behind your back were pre-mature angel wings ready to sprout when you died.
i used to believe that if u didnt wash behind your ears potatos would grow in the dirt
I used to like to crack my knee. My mom and grandma would tell me that i would break my knee and the doctor would have to open me up to fix it. An image of a doctor prying me open and nothing but blackness being there. I know that will never happen but that image scared me so much!nTo this day i've not cracked my knee once.
My mother made me believe that If you eat ear wax, you will become mute, And I even convinced my cousin to believe in this as well. So one day, when my mother sent us to sleep early, we were so upset, so we decided to eat each other's ear wax to be mute to protest against her.
when i was little my older sisters would tell me that when you sneeze, that is your soul trying to escape. for a while i would always try and hold back my sneezes or do it very softly so my soul wouldn'know.