What weird and funny things did you believe when you were a kid?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ksus07:  When I was a little kid I honestly believed that the people who came to my door (Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, etc.) were there to check on me to see if I still needed my pacifier and if I didn’t need it anymore they would take it and give it to a child in need. I don’t remember that far back to when I was a baby/toddler, but my parents used them as the “excuse” for what happened to my pacifier, and I just held on to the story. So… when my little sister was born, I would always ask them if they were there for my little sister’s pacifier. One day I decided she was done with it, took it out of her mouth, and handed it them while they were talking to my mom. I was probably in 1st or 2nd grade at the time, so I am certain the people were like WTF? It wasn’t until MIDDLE school when I made a Jehovah’s Witness friend that I learned that they didn’t collect pacifiers for needy children. I SERIOUSLY thought that they did… and my friend was like, “WTF? We don’t do that!” I believe I even asked her “Well what do you do with them then?”

I guess I trusted my parents too much to think that even a crazy story like that wasn’t real.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

When I was young my Mum had a talk with me about the birds and the bees, and told me that a baby is created when a man puts his penis inside a woman’s vagina.  I had never seen an erect penis before, so I didn’t understand how a penis that points towards the ground could get inside a woman’s vagina.  Did one of them have to stand on their head to do it?  My young brain eventually reached the conclusion that the male penis must separate from the male body periodically and become airborne, and fly around until it finds a woman to enter.  At the time it was the only logical explanation I could think of, and I used to spend a lot of time worrying about becoming an adult and being chased by flying penises.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JulietFoxtrot:  Wow 🙂

On that subject (but not nearly as weird!), after the first round of sex education (at around age 10), and for some time after, I thought the man peed in the vagina.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

until I was around 3, I was convinced that the police’s job was to make sure people were wearing clean underpants. I am not sure where I got this idea, but yeah….

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I thought movies were real, and had no concept of actors until I was probably 8 or something. I remember when Armageddon came out (which I didnt actually watch at the time) and my mom told me that the dad of the girl in the movie sang the song, I thought it was the guy that played her dad in the movie that was singing it.

And I was very confused when I started paying attention to the fact that it was Johnny Depp who was in all my favorite movies. I didnt know if it was someone with a very confusing life, or if there was tons of people who all the same.

 

I also had no concept of other places other than my own town that I lived in. So I’d watch America’s Most Wanted with my parents and think all of these people lived in the same place as me, and I always kept a watch on people when we went out, hoping I’d spot one of these people on the show. Haha.

 

Oh, and I think its pretty common, but I thought sex was just people kissing while naked.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Haha Oh man, I was (ok, am) extremely gullible, so I believed an awful lot of things…

For the LONGEST time I believed my mom when she told me she didn’t have a belly button. I don’t remember how it started but it was just one of those things that kept going until I was embarassingly old (like 16) and finally went ‘wait, she MUST have one’

I believed my uncle when I was 9 and visiting him in Japan and didn’t want to eat sushi because it was raw and he told me that ‘sushi’ was lost in translation and that even though everyone in North America believed it meant raw fish it actually meant cooked fish.

I thought that everyone wanted to go to the Olympics (it was my dream since I was 18 months old, no joke). In grade 2 or 3 I asked my friend ‘so, what sport do you want to go to the Olympics in?’ and she looked at me like I had 2 heads and informed me that she wasn’t planning to go, as it happened, I was extremely confused!

I also thought that ‘late’ as in, ‘my late mother’ was a handy adjective for a tardy person, which my mom is, so I started referring to her as being my late mother in school assignments and my poor teacher was very confused and concerned…

I could go on and on haha, so many silly things!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I thought a honeymoon was a big party that all newlyweds attended on the moon. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

My sister had me believing that if I mixed a penny with soap it would grow snow lol. So one day I did it abd the next thing I knew there was snow in the jar. Crazy siblings told me everything lol

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@ksus07:  Apparently I thought I could fly when I was little.

Once, I tied a towel to my neck like a cape. I stood on top of our picnic table in the backyard, jumped off of it in a way that my body was parallel to the ground, and landed smack on my belly. All while my mother watched from the window.

My aunt would tell us kids that she had a centipede who lived under her skin on her thigh. I think she called him Oscar. It was really just a scar from a cut she had that needed stitches. It really did look like a centiped! I believed her until I was probably like 10.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

When my mom was a kid (in the late 50s) she thought the Habits that the nuns wore were to store their lunches in.

hahahahahahaha

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@JulietFoxtrot:  That is seriously one of the funniest things I have ever heard! Flying penises! hahaha! 

This is why I love working with kids. I get to hear all kinds of random explanations and reasoning for things that are totally not even close to the truth!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Aquaria:  Ummm that’s exactly what a honeymoon is.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@ksus07:  Also, I made my sister believe some whacky things. She’s younger than I am so it was pretty easy.

I told her that ground beef you buy at the store was really cow brains. Not sure when she figured out the truth haha.

I also told her that she would go down the drain in the bathtub if she let the water out while she was still in there. This had her freaked out for a couple of weeks.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

until i was an adult i thought my mom had a c-section with my baby brother (i was 6 when he was born and i must have been told he just “came out of her tummy” and as i grew i just assumed it was a c-section, i have no idea lol)

my brother and i used to argue while we were in the backseat of a car whether we were passing someone or if there car was going backwards/or stopped. 

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