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When I was little I used to watch "Seasame Street" all the time and one of the episodes Burt and Ernie are fishing. Burt is not catching anything oso ernie goes "Here Fishie fishie!" and a fish jumps in the boat. well I was out fishing with my dad and we were not catching any thing, so I do this and suddenly we are getting bites!!! to this day my dad will ask me to call the fishies in at random times.... I AM 26!!! .... still works though! lol
When I was a kid, I used to think that I could levitate. I have actual memories in which I'm hovering over my playground at kindergarten, pitying all the non-magically talented children.
I used to believe that I could float like magicians do on tv and that if I was walking and started to float I could glide around places.
Back when I was a little kid, I thought that if I poured a "potion" (that was really mud and other random things found in the yard) on the deck in the backyard, it would transform into an airplane and I could fly to the North Pole where I would meet Santa. I attempted this multiple times, needless to say I was very disappointed.
I used to believe that if I was very still and very quiet, that I would turn invisible. I was sorely disappointed to find out that it didn't work.
I used to believe that when you made a wish on a dandelion it had to reach heaven to come true so i'd chase all the pieces around my garden blowing them into the air.
At the age of 4 and a half, I was convinced that I could teach myself to fly. I developed a training program that involved a step ladder, all of the pillows in the house, and counting aloud. I systematically lined the living room floor with pillows, climbed the ladder, and jumped, counting the Mississippis before I landed on the softened floor. Each jump, I strained to stay in the air a little longer by means of elaborate arm waving.
The first time my family bought a car with power windows my dad told me if I clap the windows will roll down or back up: magic windows!
I used to believe that magic was real, and was worried that, one day, a witch or wizard would accidentally summon a horde of zombies out of a graveyard.
I used to believe that if you laid down on the ground, closed your eyes and tried REALLY hard, you could turn into or go anywhere you wanted, even made up places. The power of the human mind is staggering, so every time we tried doing it, we felt like something was actually happening.
When I was little my Nanna told me that she was making up a potion so we could live in my dollhouse together. We'd even save teh toothpicks from sandwiches to poke the cats in the feet in case they tried to eat us. I alwasy wondered what was taking her so long to come up with the potion, and was really upset when I realized there was none.
When I was maybe 7 years old, I believed that people are only around when I'm around..In other words, everyone suddenly miraculously appeared just for me.
I also believed as I was riding in the car with my dad that I could point at people passing on the street and flip at them with my finger, and they would die or disappear.
When I was like, four or something, I saw this magician who, I COULD SWEAR, made a paper airplane and it morphed into a dove WHILE IT WAS FLYING! This was NOT ON TV!!! THIS WAS LIVE IN FRONT OF A WHOLE BUNCH OF THREE-TO-FIVE-YEAR-OLDS! How he did this, I don't know. Has anyone else seen this?
I used to believe that the effect from squinting at street lights on the highway at night was a magic power only I had...
I used to believe that I had magic powers. whenever I went out and the wind was blowing, I thought I had made it happen. Me and my friend (who also, coincidentally, had super powers) would get our energy from a "magic" well under a tree. I thought that, if I ever got good enough, I could try body snatching for fun. This was in Fourth grade, which says ALOT.
I used to think that when you lick your elbow. You magically change into the opposite sex. And it's like you were always that sex. Me and my friends tried it for years because we wondered what being a girl was like.
We kept doing it even when we were put in a private Japanese boarding school at age 14. Then, about a month after we came to the school, my friend T.J. claimed that he did it but he didn't turn into a girl. We all had separate dorms and he went to his, got his girlfriend's uniform, some breast forms, a bra, panties, and a wig. Put them on, and came out the next day wearing them and insisted his name was Tyreesha. (T.J.'s real name was Tyler Jeron).
Me and my other friends got jealous, did it too and also dressed like girls. Then we got in trouble and had to wear it for the rest of the semester (18 weeks). And we had to act like girls. e.g. Go to the girls restroom, paint our nails, wear a dress to the dance, wear high heels, and (worst of all) our student information was changed to say we were females.
There were no writers behind children's books--they just magically appeared at the library!
My Mommy was SO SMART about things. Once when I was 3 years old (one of my earliest memories) we lived on the third floor of this rented room of a house. My Mom had me and my brothers look out of the window at some older kids down there
who were dressed in odd costumes. She said to us "those are 'trick-or-treaters' ... they're going to come up here and knock on the door and we will give them candy" ! (pause for dramatic effect here)..... and THEY DID ! I remember thinking "How did my mommy KNOW that was going to happen "?..."She must know everything" !
But also in the back of my mind was another thought... "why is she giving these other kids OUR candy...didn't she buy it for US (me and my brothers)" ?!
I used to believe that when you lost things, it sometimes was because they had really vanished.
My dad was magic! When we would drive on the freeway in the rain, if he concentrated really hard he could stop the rain, but then one of us kids would mess up his concentration and it would begin again.
I only realized many years later that we were driving under overpasses!