Monday, March 16, 2015
3 Ridiculous Things I Believed As A Child
As children many of us were gullible especially myself. Because of this fact there were more than a few crazy things I believed were true as a wee one.
1. Underneath all roads was a huge vacant hole to the center of the Earth. I would always panic when I saw a crack in the road. I was afraid it was going to get larger and that people and/or cars would fall down into the center of the Earth. I guess I envisioned the Earth as an egg and it's surface was as thin as an egg shell and and any cracks or holes were direct routes to an unknown abyss.
2. If I stayed still for too long I would turn to stone. I blame this on my mom and grandma. They told me this when I was little and I believed it until early adolescence. I think their intention was to keep me active but I think it was a harsh thing to say especially since I believed it. I would be sitting on the couch watching a movie and all of a sudden I would remember I was sitting still for a while and would quickly flail my whole body before I would turn into a statue. I constantly looked like I was having seizures thanks to this little lie.
3. That if perfectly placed in a circle around me in my bed my stuffed animals would protect me from monsters and other evil things. I suppose I had a touch of early OCD. Every night my stuffed animals needed to be placed around me in a certain order to protect me at night. If one fell on the floor while I was still awake I needed to pick it up or I wouldn't be able to relax and fall asleep. I'm embarrassed to say how long this went on for.
I sure hope I'm not the only who believed some nutty things as a child. Did you believe anything ridiculous as a child? If so, please share!! xoxo