My Stupid beliefs As A Kid
1. So you guys know that “ValiantRaptor47” is my brother. Well here’s something fun he told me as a 7 year old. When I was younger he had said that Abraham Lincoln and George Washington went hunting together, and George Washington accidentally shot Abraham Lincoln thinking he was a Moose. Yup, our history lover told me that. He just never mentioned it was a “Joke” so I was stuck believing that for a full year. But, in his defense, he was really young, and kids at school had told him that.
2. I used to believe that my stuffed animals were alive, and so I would try and talk to them and keep them happy with me, because I feared if I stopped playing with them, they’d execute me. For over a full year, I could not sleep at night because I had lost interest in them, and I expected to be dead by morning.
3. For the longest time I thought a country and a continent were the same thing. And by a long time, I mean until last year.
4. I used to think you could have a baby just by kissing someone (Didn’t we all?)
5. I used to think blood was red because ladybugs were inside my body and...I don’t really know why I believed this one...
6. I used to think that when I’d died, I’d reincarnate into my cat. :/
7. And last, but not least, I always thought that my teachers were robots who never left
the school, and just powered-off every night. Thank god I still don’t think that XD
little person, big hopes
When I was little, I believed everything. That is to say, I clung to the good things so the bad ones wouldn't hurt so much.
I believed in this gorgeous, sweet-smelling tooth fairy that collected only my teeth and built a castle out of them; she would brag to all the other tooth fairies about my great teeth.
I believed that there was nothing in the world that a sprinkly donut and some strawberry milk couldn't fix.
My cousin and I were best friends (still are), and I believed that nothing bad could ever happen to us. We had the most beautiful imaginations, and we never even needed toys to enter our imaginary world. I miss it.
I believed that my 100 stuffed animals had 'people hearts', so I told them stories, apologized for leaving the bed for school everyday, cried when they got torn or ripped, and gave them all kisses before bed.
I believed that the stars were made to hold people's secrets and hopes and dreams, and that they would release them right when you needed them back. I still tell my favorite star secrets, by habit.
Books were always my hiding place. I believed that they could protect me, take me away to a different world so I would never have to come back.
I believed that a vampire lived in my closet and waited til night to bite me. And I believed that darkness itself was a villain. I still sleep with the closet light on sometimes.
I believed that people were good, that I could take a walk and feel safe.
I believed that flowers had feelings. So I would pet them and whisper sweet things about what a great job they were doing at growing, and that they were beautiful just the way they were.
I thought that men only had mustaches if they had grandchildren...that way, children would always be able to find a grandpa if they needed help.
I believed everything that Disney movies said. Love made everything perfect.
I had an endless supply of invisible friends that were sweet and fun, the way I imagined that all real friends were.
My dad could do anything. He was the coolest, best person in the world to me.
I believed that my life was actually a movie with secret cameras, so I would pretend to be interesting and adventurous for the movie.
I had a plan in case I had to run away sometime, to get to Disneyland and live with the frogs on lilypads inside my favorite ride, Splash Mountain.
I never wanted a normal job, because I believed I would get tired of it fast. And I didn't want to get married or have kids because I wanted to be like Indiana Jones (still do).
I believed that being older would make everything better. I thought that older people had the most fun.
Believing the Unbelievable
Things I believed when I was little
1. I believed monsters resided in my closet at night and if any of my limbs were sticking out from the covers, they'd eat me.
2. I believed one day I'd grow up and be Strawberry Shortcake and Blueberry muffin girl would be my best friend forever.
3. I believed I was a defense attorney and lined up all my stuffed animals and acted like the were the jury.
4. I believed every adult was supposed to protect you - boy was I wrong.
5. I believed that the man on the moon was always fishing for the brightest star.
6. When I was little I believed in fairy tales.
7. I believed in Santa, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and the grim reaper were all real.
8. I believed unicorns invented ice cream ( Still believe this).
9. I believed that when you got hurt and bled, ketchup was really coming out.
When I was little, I believed that babies were created through prayers to God. I never really asked my parents where they came from, because I had always heard my mom say that she "Prayed for a baby girl, and then I was born," so my little brain logic thought, that's how babies are made. Of course, I was up for a rude awakening when I officially found out (about age 11) the exact process, and had to put two and two together. I found out at school, health class, my mother had no idea that I had made such an assumption, and was waiting for when I'd actually ask about it, or when I'd start to show signs of needing to know so she could have "the talk". I think she was a tad sad that school beat her to it for the most part, but it was a nice segue for her to fill in the gaps that schools usually left in that area.
What I believed when I was little (This is going to be fun)
So we all know how oranges are easy to peel and come apart as though they were sliced. Well little me thought that somone went and cut the oranges on the inside and then put the peel of it back on. Then they sold it at the store.
I also was terrified of the baptismal at the back of my church. They had a covering over it whenever I saw it, so all I saw was two sets of stairs leading down into darkness. So my imaginative litte mind thought that if i stood on the cover then I would fall into an endless abyss.(This thing is less then 3 feet deep) So even now that child part of me gets overexcited and sends warning signals whenever I stand on it. (Mostly to move things on top of it such as Xmas trees)
After watching Toy Story I thought that toys really could come to life. I went to my basement, alone (I know scary I could only bring myself to sit on the steps) and then I talked to my toys telling tht it was okay if they came to life in front of me becuase I already knew their secret.
What I Believed
As early as 1956, I believed I saw the President of the United States on TV.
I found out I was wrong. The man I saw was introducing Adlai Stevenson,
Demorcratoc candidate for president. The man who did
the introduction was thenVice-Presedentail candidate: John F. Kennedy.
On to more spectacular things I believed:
That George Reeves could really fly.
That Curly always did get poked in the eyes.
That Larry grew his hair back magically.
That the Lone Ranger had a thing for Tonto.
That the JFK and Marilyn Monroe deaths
were a government conspiracy, and still believe that to this day.
Snoopy could really fly a plane.
That real Beetles sang “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”
That Lassie was a boy dog.
That M & M’s stood for Mickey & Minnie (Mouse).
Lastly, that all men are created equal.
Were that the case, we would all look the same.
I believed that 5’5” was tall
I believed that the best kind of pineapples were the rings you can get in a can and grill
I believed that someday, I could be the president and save the world
I believed in four leafed clovers and black cats
I believed in myself
I believed that if I spent my recess making rock soup, grass pasta, and dandelion salad, I could be the queen chef of the playground
I believed that just by putting on a smile, I could make anyone like me
I believed that moving just meant more friends not less
I believed that I would be rich one day and own my own island
I believed that
if I gave the world what it wanted,
I’d get what I wanted back
I guess the only thing I believed then that is true now, is that pineapple rings in a can are still the best kind of pineapple
1. I was an avid reading as a child, I began learning to read at only 2 and by 4 years old, I was reading on a 2nd grade level. So anyway, I believed that when you read a book, like Harry Potter, you were sucked into the book and couldn’t leave till you at least finished the chapter you were reading.
2. I was terrified that sharks would come up the drain and eat me if I unplugged the drain while taking a bath.
3. Bloody Mary. When I first heard the story, in my mind it twisted it completely so I refused to go near the bathroom unless the light was on and I refused to be around any mirrors.
4. If I didn’t go into town for a while, I would forget other people exist and I would think everyone turned into zombies.
5. I didn’t think anyone wrote books (even when my teachers taught me what authors were), I just assumed they appeared out of thin air.
6. I didn't know librarians LEFT the library. I thought they lived there! And I still can't convince myself that they leave libraries. The thought of them leaving the library never even occurred to me until like 2 days ago when a librarian came into the store I work at.
When I was a kid, I thought that reflections were doorways to another world, in a multi-verse sort of way were everything was pretty much the same. I believed that when I put on sunglasses, I turned into my counterpart, Evla. Once I even thought I got stuck in that world and had to get back. My brother was not happy when I called him (his name)la.
You tricked me so sweetly,
Jumping out from corners.
I thought I could always shout out
And you would.
To be fair,
I think you thought so too.