Post # 1
I saw an article today that listed things people used to think were true when they were a kid. Here are my favs:
-I thought the handicap logo in parking spots was a person sitting on a toilet and the spots were for people who really had to use the bathroom
-I used to cry anytime someone stepped on a mushroom because I thought smurfs exists and were being murdered
-I thought families lived at the dump, so I would purposefully throw away food so they would have something to eat
-I thought the phrase “read them and weep” was “freedom and wheat”
-I thought that if you drank Gatorade you would sweat colors (….this one is valid. those darn commericals really make you believe it)
-I used to think laugh tracks on sitcoms were from microphones inside the TV. I used to laugh goofy to see if my friend could hear me
My personal one: I thought all women had to have babies but when my mom explained we had a choice, I thought there was a special office you would have to stand in line to sign up for a baby. Once it was your turn, a doctor would push a baby into you through your belly button.
What strange/funny things did you think were true when you were a kid??
Post # 2
I used to think that having the following things meant you were rich
– Ice maker in your fridge
– clip on toliet bowel cleaner, I figured if your toliet water was blue it must be special
– cheese strings
Post # 3
When I was little I thought Barkley from Sesame Street was some kind of cyclops. Turns out he is really a sheep dog and that black “eye” is his nose.
Post # 4
SoonAsYouCan: I thought that don’t drink and drive meant you couldn’t drink anything including coffee or milk and would get very upset if my parents went to get in the car right after a cup of coffee.
Post # 5
eeniebeans: HAHAHAHA oh my god, I’m dying. I’ll never be able to see that puppet as anything but a cyclops from now on.
Post # 6
A guy at the zoo told me guacamole was just Llama spit and I believed it until I was a teenager.
Post # 7
SoonAsYouCan: I thought feminine hygene pads were condoms??? Yeah I don’t even know.
Also my older brother told me that when you fart the air makes your buttcheeks clap together and that’s where the sound comes from.
Post # 8
That pulling off the legs of daddy-long-leg spiders was fun….
…I know, people are surprised that I’m not a serial killer.
Post # 9
My dad told me lettuce comes out of people’s noses. I still don’t eat salad.
Post # 10
I grew up with two older brothers so they told me tons of things. One that still sticks with me is… I had an ant bite and my oldest brother told me if I didn’t pop it a baby ant will come out. Because it was actually an egg. I believed that for YEARS! Even now I realize it’s not true but just in case I still pop them. Lol
Post # 11
- I thought Highlights magazine (the one in doctors’ offices waiting areas and such) had the tagline “Fun with a Porpoise” instead of “Fun with a Purpose” and always wondered what having fun with a dolphin had to do with every single mag.
- When the “Disney Classic” logo would come up before a Disney movie, I always thought it said “Disney Cinderella” and would wonder why every Disney movie had that.
Apparently some Hooked on Phonics would have done me some good.
Post # 12
I thought there were really skinny people inside stoplights flipping light switches to make the light change. Because that’s how lights work right??
Post # 13
tentacles were testicals.
Post # 14
-I really thought my babydolls could come to life, and would kill me if I didn’t treat them well…so for nearly a year, I took really great care of them and would position them certain ways in a doll crib I had so that I would KNOW if they came to life and moved while I was asleep.
-My dad use to tell me that the “Langoliers” were real and would eat lazy people….I believed him, because, well, he’s my dad…lol
-I thought only rich people were allowed to watch disney channel, and that the “free week” they use to have was just for me because they felt bad for me.
Post # 15
SoonAsYouCan: hahaha! OMG you were the most awesome kid!