welcomeI Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...
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I used to believe that I could eat a lot in one sitting, but if I got too full, my belly button would pop into an outie!
When I was in kindergarten, my teachers occasionally mentioned Mr. Mont, the school principal. A good ways into the year, we were told Mr. Mont was dropping by the classroom for a visit. And so he did, but imagine my disappointment when he turned out to be a human... since, for some strange reason, I'd been expecting a kangaroo. I'll never know why, but up until the point I actually saw him in person, every mention of Mr. Mont conjured up the mental image of a real, live kangaroo who was led around the school on a leash.
When I was little, I read too much narnia and a friend of mine lied to me and told me that we were from narnia so I thought I should go there. I decided narnia was under my bed so I crawled under there and thought that if I crawled against the wall long enough, I would pop into narnia. It never worked :(
When I was a child I used to speak to the sea and I believed it could answer with its waves. So, when it was rough I tried every time to calm it down with compliments and affectionate sentences.
When I was a child I liked milk and I used to down a glass of milk. But one day my teacher told me a story about milk that scared me. He told me that if you down the milk you choke, because when the milk goes down in the esophagus it becomes a ball. So, from this day I began to take small sips of milk. One day while I was having breakfast my mother noticed what I was doing and asked why; so I told her the teacherís story. She laughed a lot and said that the story was a lie. I suppose that my teacher had to tell the story to scare me off and make me drink slowly.
My parents used to tell me that back in the day ( not sure when ) if you lied people would gather around you for a ceremony where someone would cut out your tongue.
THE BIG CLOUD
When I was a child of about 8, every afternoon during the Easter holidays I used to go the river bed to play with my brothers and sisters, my mum, my uncle and my cousins. One day I saw a single large, white cloud in the sky and suddenly it started to rain. I had a brilliant idea, ' Let's run to the end of the cloud so it will stop raining!', and my brothers and cousins started to run; but my uncle shouted, 'What are you doing? The end could be in the next town!' We stopped; we could never run that far!
when I was a little girl thunder really scared me. Mum always told me the rumbling noise was Saint Peter dragging his furniture. One day I said that he must have a lot of furnoture because hi didn't stop making noise. She start to laugh and I remember I got angry. Even today storms with thunder and lightning frigten me.
I used to believe that the mirror is a parallel universe. My reflection was my best friend. Nevermind, I still believe it. She's still my best friend.
When I was about 5 or 6 I used to believe that my mother never slept. I thought she was a superwoman. I used to think this because when I went to bed at night, she stayed up late doing housework tasks like ironing, cooking or sewing. And when I got up in the morning, she was already up with breakfast ready on the table. That was crazy! I remember thinking, 'how does she do it?' Also she never rested on the sofa, so I was worried about her. I was always wondering why my father and I slept every night but she didn't. Finally I realized the truth; she did lots of things during the day but she did sleep at night.