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My younger sister had an "outie" belly button (I have an "innie"). I thought this was because her stomach was trying to push through her belly button and it would fall out. I spent many hours trying to push my sister's belly button back in when she was a baby.
My Mom used to tell me that we got our Belly Buttons from God pushing on our belly's to see if we were "done". Babies were cooked in an oven so to speak...
I use to believe that there was a little city in my belly button. My older sister said that tiny people live there. I got so scared that I did not want to touch it.
When I was about 3 years old, I asked my sister, who is 5 years older than me, "Why are there lines on your belly button?" She told me that they were there because she could "grow" candy out of it. That night before we went to bed, she showed me her belly button and sure enough, there were pieces of candy in there. I think she finally had to tell me she was lying when she ran out of candy!
I learned to read at a very early age, which was kind of unfortunate. Anyway, at the time, I was really interested on how babies develop. I was reading a book about it and it said that the mother's stomach grows so large, her navel pops out. I thought by "pops out" it meant "pops off her stomach and falls onto the floor." I figured it was so the mother could give it to the baby when its umbilical cord falls off. My mom was pregnant with my younger sister at the time, so I constantly followed her around to listen for a popping noise so I could pick up any belly buttons that might have fallen on the floor!
I used to think babies came out of belly buttons
I used to think that when you were pregnant, the baby's umbelical cord was joined to you behind your belly button!
Being the curious sort I used to ask my dad what belly buttons were for. He told me that it was where he was shot by an arrow when he was little while playng cowboys and indians. Naturally, I refused to play cowboys and indians with friends and insisted on cops and robbers instead. I do remember thinking I was getting a raw deal as I did not get to play with a bow and arrow.
My mom told me that if I picked at my belly button, it would unravel and all my innards would fall out.
My Mom always told me that if I played with my bellybutton the knot might come loose and my skin would unravel.
My sisters told me you could unscrew
your belly button if you played with it too much
I used to believe my grandfather's belly button was a bullet hole. I knew he had been shot by accident but he was a Doctor so how was I to know different.
I believed, up until I had my first child, that the doctor actually knotted your babies belly button into an innie or an outie. I asked the doc to give my daughter an innie and was really embarassed to find out that that's not how it works!!!
I used to beleive that your belly button was like an on/off switch.
I would run around all lunch time at school pressing peoples bely buttons, or threatening the people I hated that I would press there's if they were mean to me.
I was not normal as a child.
when I was little I was obsessed with my belly button (as every child is) and it used to grate on my grandmother's nerves to see me with my finger in my belly button. One day we were watching the news and those starving children in Africa were on it. They all had swollen bellies. That mean old woman told me that if I kept playing with my belly button, my belly would swell up like theirs and then blow up. I still cringe when I wash it.
I always believed that if you poke your belly button too hard, it un-twists and splits your stomach and al your gutts fall out. I still believe this to this day :-S
When I was little I thought belly buttons would close up when you got older, but then one day I saw a guy with a beer belly, and found out that you'll always have them.
I used to beleive if your belly button came undone all the air would go out of your body and you would die.
When I was little I used to think that your belly button had an imaginary cord that went up to heaven and God had a remote control connected to it. I thought that that was how God made us do things.
I used to think that you belly button was an open whole at both ends and that theoretically, you could put something into it and have it come out of your belly button into your stomach. I kind of stopped thinking about it until I saw my wife's turn inside out when she was pregnant with our son. How naive am I?