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As a kid, my little cousin had poison ivy, and I was told that I'd get it too if he touched me. Needless to say he chased me around his house all day, and I was shocked when he caught me, tagged me, and I didn't immediately start itching or break out in hives.
I live in Arizona so when I was little, we were always told to watch out for the jumping cacti. My next-door neighbor had a jumping cactus in his front yard, so my friends and I would take turns going up to it to see if it would "jump" at us(I didnt know you actually had to touch it and it just breaks easily). It never "jumped" at me so I felt superior and would brag to my friends that it liked me.
When I was really little I was walking through my grandparents apple orchard and an apple fell right on my head. I'd seen the Wizard of Oz days before, so I was convinced that one of the trees had thrown it at me. I still steer clear of apple trees, and I'm 21 years old.
My older brothers used to tell me that the plant outside our dining room window grew lizards. The leaves on it are long and skinny and there were always lizards around. I believe that for way too long!
If I smelled a dandelion, I would wet the bed.
One day, when I was about 5, I saw a cartoon, in which a boy burried a toy-car and the other day a tree grew from it with toy-cars instead of fruits hanging from its branches. On that afternoon, after this cartoon, I burried my mom's wedding ring in order to plant a golden-ring-tree, which would solve the financial problems of my family. At that time, we were living with my great-grandfather in Hungary. When he was informed about my plan, he took a shovel and a sieve and dug up the whole garden in the hope that he would find the ring. Of course he did not. Well, I thought that I would be a hero...Luckily,my parents have sense of humor,so I wasn't punished...
When I was younger, I believed that plants had pulses al well. When I saw a friend of my older sister tear a leaf off one, I immediately went to the trunk in order to check on the tree.
when i was younger I used to believe that trees could speak with me and I spent all the summer evening speaking with the tree in my garden.
When I was 5 I was up in a tree with all the other kids in some back yard or other. Most likely a spider bit me or I cut myself on a sharp branch. There wasn't a lot of blood, but added to the pain, it was enough to scare me silly. All I saw was a red leaf as I scrambled down and away from the tree. For many years I was loath to go near any thing with a red leaf. Not long ago I had to weed eat near a bush that had some red leaves and felt a ting of that old fear. And I'm 43 years old.
When I was a child, there was a house with a monkey-puzzle tree in the garden. It was very sinister looking, and we all believed that you couldn't speak when walking past it, or terrible things would befall you. No matter how noisy we were as children, none of us spoke when passing this tree. To this day, I still can't pass a monkey puzzle tree without remembering, and without speaking!
i used to beleive all the trees were for sale not the land
When I was about 2 years old, we lived in a different house. When we passed up a group of pine trees surrounding the road on the way to the elementary school, I thought the trees were dinosaurs. Because of that, I screamed "THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING!!!!!!!!!! THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING!!!!!!!!!!"
There used to be a sign on the gat of a house we used to pass each day..it said:beware of the Agapanthus, for many years i imagined a very large man eating thing in that garden..I now have the same sign in my garden
i used to believe that a perrenial was a particular flower's name
I was convinced for years that if I didn't brush my teeth, the trees would laugh at me. When their leaves rustled I thought they were whispering to each other, passing on the word that I had sufficiently passed their daily oral hygeine exam.
When I was little I thought that reincarnation meant that you turned into a walking and talking carnation if you weren't succesfull in life.
when i was in preschool there was this tree outside that had a peice of bark on it that looked like a button i thaught if you pressed it hard enaugh the tree would open up revieling treasure,
I was convinced you could make a pair of shoes out of conkers, if only you could peel them and mould them before they turned from white to brown. I still haven't given up on this one, actually...
When I was little my brother and sister convinced me that if you planted a sesame seed in the garden a plant would grow out of it, which would have a load of T.V's on it which showed "Sesame Street"...
I used to believe that if you put your hand in a venus fly trap it would eat it.