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On the commercials for the game 'Trouble', they would show kids sitting around the board, pressing the little dome that the dice were in, and then suddenly they'd all pop out of their chair and laugh and giggle and have fun. I used to believe that this actually happened when you pressed the little dome. I wanted the game for a long time, and I played it at my cousin's house sometimes. But every time I pressed the dome, I wouldn't pop up and laugh and giggle and have fun, so I was convinced that his set wasn't working correctly. I never did buy the game.
I used to have this toy shaped as a ice-cream, which had a foam ball as the ice-cream. If you press a button on the side of the cone, it would shoot the ice foam ball into the air. It was attached to a piece of string and would only go about 3 metres in the air, but at 6 years old, that was very high. I then had the bright idea of asking my dad if he could cut the string off, so when i pressed the button it'll shoot slightly high into the air.
His response was:
'I can't cut the string off James because when you press the button, the ice cream with shoot out into space and hit the moon and turn it off, and we don't want that to happen, do we'.
I BELEIVED HIM! I really wanted to do it but was petrified of turning the big light off in the sky!!
I used to live in Russia before until age 5 and my parents were very anti Russian Communism, so when we were moving to America, I cried and begged my parents to lock all my toys that we were leaving behind in a safe so the Communists wouldn't get them. Once in a while, in America, I would wonder if they were all still in place, or in some government building.
I used to believe that if you didn't dry your hand when you washed them you would get warts. I also believed that My dolls were real and that I could talk to them. I believed that everything was real.
i used to believe that whenever i'd close the closet door, or went to sleep, my toys would talk to each other.
I used to have to organize my stuffed animals every night and morning on my bed and I treated them like they had feelings. Not always good feelings though. I had to make sure that none of them were lonely and that the ones who didn't like each other were far away so that they wouldn't fight and make the others cry while I was away.
when i was a kid i believed that all of my stuffed animals could really see and they were watching you all the time and they followed you. I also believed that there was always a ghost right behind me.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that all my cuddly toys were really alive. I thought that when I was playing with them, they were just pretending to be toys and that as soon as I left the room they would all spring to life. I used to try and catch them out by leaving the room, and then sneaking back in, thinking I would catch them all having a party or something. Needless to say, it never worked...
When I was 5, I got a toy pirate ship for christmas complete with various little plastic pirates. My older brother told me that the man who stood in the crow's nest on top of the mast was called the "nudity man". I took my pirate ship to school and told everyone what I learned for show-and-tell.
Iused to have a teddy, and whenever i went into the bath i thought that it would come and get me. I swearthat isaw it walking towards me.
Or did it?
Like most kids, I used to believe that monsters hid under my bed. So at night, to keep myself safe, I would take all my stuffed animals and line them up around the edge of the bed. If a monster would try to reach up and grab me all they would find would be the stuffed animals.
I used to have a load of plastic terrapins which I kept in a plastic box. I kept them in the cupboard surrounded by ripped up newspaper in order for them to "hibernate".
I'd take them out every so often to make sure they were ok...
When I was little, about 6 years old, I made Barbies and Ken dolls "have sex" by rubbing them together. I was later disappointed to find that Barbie never became pregnant nor had a baby.
My Girlfriend used to believe that carebares lived in the clouds.. Imagine her discust when she went away on holiday on an aeroplane, looking out for the carebares, but couldn't find any! :P
I thought my stuffed animals had feelings. I had so many of them they all wouldn't fit on my bed, but I didn't want to leave them out. So, half way through the night I'd want space and go on the floor. Then I would feel bad and take them with me. I'd keep switching back and fourth all night long.
When I was young, our school seemed to have a large electricity safety program. There were videos of children being electrocuted after going to fetch a ball from a power area, and we even had a live demonstration one day of a hot dog getting cooked on an electric wire, just like our little fingers would.
Needless to say, when I saw a commercial for Nintendo, with bolts of energy shooting from the console and the slogan, "Now you're playing with power," I was certain that it was a public service announcement to warn me against the dangers of the NES.
Once when I was 5 this boy brought googly eye glasses to class. I asked him if I could wear them but he told me "No, they are really really hot" and the only reason he could wear them was cause he was older and could handle the heat. For the longest time I believed him cause I only saw older kids waering them. I was impressed by how pain-tolerant they all were.
When I was younger, I would often hump my stuffed animals, but thought I had to keep my clothes on when I did it or I would get pregnant!
I wonder what a half human, half teddy bear would look like. =)
as a child, my parents wouldn't allow me to play with toy guns because they told me they "didn't believe in guns". i took that to mean they did not believe guns exhisted, like when one says one doesn't believe in ghosts. i thought them very silly.
As a little girl i was a huge barbie fan, and i used to believe that if i treated them well enough (especially my fav one) that they would come to life and i would have my very own barbie best friend.