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When my sister was younger, I could make her believe anything I wanted. She used to belive that I had magical powers and could make lost items appear. This was because I would hide them and tell her to close her eyes and "chant" while I put the thing in front of her.
When I was little my grandfather used to make coins appear from behind my ears so I thought he had magic powers. I used to get angry when he said he didn't have money to buy me something I wanted because I couldn't understand why he wouldn't just make the money appear.
when i was little, my grandpa would pretend to open and close the windows in the car by pressing an "invisible" button located in the middle of the windshield. of course, he was using the side buttons with the other hands, but i thought it was so cool he had a magical, invisible button!!
I used to believe that birthday presents just magically appeared before the giver's eyes all wrapped and tagged and the guests all had super x-ray vision that allowed them to know when our birthdays were and when and where to come. But when I was six I realized birthday presents are purchased like groceries and the guests have to be told when and where to appear.
as a girl i believed that going into port o potties with a bathing suit and a knitted blanket that i would emerge out of there as WONDER WOMAN- so i would go in with the extra clothes and spin as i changed .. it was all good until my real clothes fell into the ummm pot- YUCKY -
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 if I spun around in my spinning chair fast enough I would be able to fly. Sometimes I got so dizzy that I thought I almost did fly!
I used to believe that when i got a multicolored duster and touched the TV screen it turned off. I was disappointed when i realised it was my dad turning it off and on. I thought iw was really cool!
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 if you put a single strand of hair into a jar of water it would turn into a snake. Horse hair was supposed to work best.
when i was about 4 or 5 i was in a train station and there was an old woman wearing a turban standing next to me and at the first sight of her i gasped "HOLY COW! ARE YOU A GENIE?"
I can remember blowing out birthday candles always wishing to be able to fly like Superman. One day I believed it might be possible to fly by picking myself up by the neck. So there me and and my little buddies were, on the play ground, looking like we were choking ourselves to any oblivious onlookers.
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 young I read a "Raggedy Ann & Andy" book, where Raggedy Ann was only able to avoid an evil spell by having her fingers crossed. For months afterward I kept my fingers crossed all the time, to ward off any attacks. †
When I was little my dad told me that there was a magic channel on the radio in our cars that when you snapped your fingers would change to the next channel. I was in someone elses car one time carpooling to something and they put the radio on scan and I was like "no way your car is magic too?!?" later I learned that I was just a gullible kid.
I was given a single boxed magic trick where you could do an illusion that made it look like you could pass a magic wand through a £5 note.
I practised until I finally felt ready to try out my new found skills. I did so on a man who had come to demonstrate a stupidly expensive vaccuum cleaner.
Once he had shampooed our living room I showed him the trick. He immediately pointed out that the magic wand was in two pieces and secretly contained magnets inside - then left the room with a smug grin.
When I was younger, I bought one of those pocket money magic tricks, you know, the cup and ball one. Believeing it to be truly magic, I poped the ball into the cup and tried in vain to make it vanish. I used all sorts of 'magic' words, but each time I removed the lid, it was still there. :o( It wasn't until I notice the half ball, played a major role in making it 'vanish'. Magic would never be the same again for me.
When i was around 8 years old i used to believe that if i scream in a box and i close it as fast as i can and reopen it a few seconds later i would heard the sound comin' out of the box...i was really upset that after several times i couldn't do it !
I requested a "magic wand that works" for my fourth birthday. I knew my wish had been granted when I saw the gift wrapped present. I was presented a tubular shaped object. I was really impressed with how smart I had been, asking for that! It turned out to be a rolled up coloring sheet on paper. It was a scene of windmills and Dutch kids carrying water buckets, wearing wooden clogs and funny hats.
Till I was 8 I used to believe that whenever I needed to lock the door of the room i was leaving, I could do so by staring at it and saying Abracadabra(or osme other incantation). Of course, this used to work only when I didn't come back to check whether it worked because if I did, then my touch would open it.