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My sister told me that I was born as a gorilla but changed into a little girl through the miracle of modern plastic surgery. She also told me not to feel bad, as there were several other 'conversions' in our neighborhood which she pointed out to me.
In pre-school I believed that pennies would come out of my cuticles if I cut them and I also believed that my nose was a sort of pouch that I could store small treasures in. Needless to say, my parents were called a few times after I had tried to store my treasures, i.e. seeds, small washers and the like, and had I had quite a time trying to retrieve them.
When I was little, I used to believe that everyone was in this huge movie that people bigger than us would watch. Since I thought this I would dress up and always act as if I were really on camera. My mom just thought that I was a total drama queen until I told her why I was doing it. She laughed and said that no one was watching us on some giant screen tv.
When I was about six years old (1960's), I believed the laugh track on television was other tv viewers laughing along with the program. I thought I could hear them through the television. Then I would laugh at completely inappropriate times believing that other viewers would wonder what that crazy kid was laughing at.
I used to think my family was royalty who stayed in a normal neighborhood to show our subjects that we cared about them. I wondered how the other royals could live in castles and not even care what happened to everyone else.
I used to belive that if i dug in a grassy slope in my playground i would find treasure.
By some bizzare coincidence, some kid from years ago had buried marbles and foreign coins and old coins there and my friend and i made a pact to bury it all again when we dug it up, because it belonged to someone else who thought it precious enough to keep it hidden.
I passed by the place last week, a wall has been built up over our trasure trove. And its safe forever now.
I used to believe, that since I wished upon a wishing well, I really would grow up to be a dinosaur.
When I was young, I used to believe that if I went into buildings with extremely tall ceilings I would float to the top. Not sure why I believed it, but I refused to go into big buildings until I was at least 8.
When I was about 5, I thought you could get free paper from a printer. I thought that if you don't type anything and then click the "print" button, you could get a blank piece of paper without going to the store and purchasing it with money. I thought I was a genius, since nobody had ever thought of it before, until after a few days ago when our printer ran out of paper. That's when I discovered that you need to put paper inside the printer and that paper doesn't just magically come from printers.
I had a different version of the "Everyone but me's an alien" belief. I did think there were other humans and I had to find them, but adults were "good aliens" who'd give me clues as to the humans' location, and the kids were "bad aliens," sent to misguide me and make things tougher.
When I was about 5 or 6, I used to think that I was the reencarnation of Jesus Christ, ┤cos I always thought I looked like him, my father┤s name is JosÚ and mother is Maria (Joseph and Mary, in portuguese). I┤m 20 now, and I swear, if nothing happens untill I am 33, I┤ll start wearing shoes and I┤ll finally cut my hair.
I used to believe everybody else disappeared when I wasn't there. When you'd visit relatives, I thought they were happy because I'd made them exist again. I also believed the entire world was dismantled and stored in warehouses for the night.
I used to believe, when I found out I was adopted that I had been picked off a shop shelf with a price tag attached!
I used to think that we were all dolls living in a doll house and that real humans were controlling our lives. Kinda weird but i was only 5 at the time!
When i was 4 I believed that my tears came from my cheeks and when I drank water it filled my cheeks back up with tears
When i was little i would jump of of tall things with umbrellas because i thought i would fly like marry poppins.
I used to think I was a Waterbender (ya know, like Avatar) because when we went to the public pool and I was playing with the water, I noticed that if you push up under the water, the water jumps up a bit. Uneducated little kid I was, I thought "woah, I can control water!" I know now it was just displacement of water and I'm not a superhuman. I also thought this because I could see, talk, and hear underwater. Blissfully unaware that everyone ELSE can see, talk, and hear underwater too.
I believed I was magickal because I never caught poison ivy, but when my sister and I had played in it by accident she would get rashes and I wouldn't. Then "immunity" was a vocabulary word at school.
When I was 6 or 7 I used to think that my index and middle finger were space travellers from another planet who had their own tv show on earth. They "space walked" everywhere, each time I went out that was a new episode. And I would announce it by saying "index and middle go to The store" Or wherever we were going.
The show eventually got cancelled.
My mom used to think there was something wrong with her because she had to breathe, she didn't know everyone did it. I myself used to hate breathing, I thought it was annoying because you kept having to do it over and over.