When you’re a kid there are things you pick up on but don’t quite understand. For instance, when you hear or see something your parents may do you instantly think that is the way all adults act. But as you get older you realize that the strange things you believed as a child were either not true or you perceived them wrong.
I am no exception and feeling inspired by a blog post on Childhood Fears by Corinne (Her blog is skinnedcartree.com) I decided to write about 5 strange things I believed as a child.
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5 Strange Things I beleived as A child
- Women do not drive
Both my mother and grandmother immigrated to the United States and brought with them their culture. My grandmother never did a day’s labor in her life, nor did she ever know how to drive. In fact, she seemed quite proud she didn’t drive. I loved that she was “escorted” everywhere she went. I loved it even more that though she didn’t drive, she determined where we would go. My mom drove, which is what made this belief strange, and I thought she was weird.
Still, I figured women didn’t and shouldn’t drive. It wasn’t until I realized that was just my grandmother.
2. Everyone ate Rabbit
That’s right, the picture of me as an adorable toddler is eating rabbit, and I honestly thought that others ate it as well. In fact, I remember one time when I went to school and we talked about our favorite dish, the other kids thought I was a monster.
Cause I eat the Easter Bunny.
3. Meals were magically Prepared
While growing up I can honestly say that I hardly if ever saw my mom cook, yet I had meals to eat. They were hot, they were homemade. I never knew how they were prepared. Since my father was always at work, I really didn’t know who cooked.
To this day my mother does not cook.
4. If you swallowed a watermelon seed, a watermelon would grow inside of you
My brother loved to tell me this tall tale, and being the baby of the family I always believed him. So I hardly ate any watermelon. The only time I did eat it was when I was sure there were no seeds.
It wasn’t until my first science laboratory class that I realized there was NO way a watermelon could ever grow in your belly. And that made me mad. So I retaliated by telling my brother he was adopted.
5. Storks brought babies
My mother was traditional when it came to the birds and the bees, and she had two stories to explain where babies come from. One was the baby that came out of your belly button, which confused me because I knew boys couldn’t have babies but yet they had belly buttons.
She then came up with her other story, a stork inserts said baby in your belly through your belly button. Instead of delighting me, this tale only scared the living daylight out of me. I refused to go to bed for a week because I thought the stork would come and put a baby in me.
I felt like a complete idiot when I learned the real way babies come to be. I was still deathly afraid of giving birth though.
What did you believe as a child?
So I’m passing the mic, what tales did you believe when you were a child? Did you believe some of the same ones as I did or something different? Comment below with the things you believed as a child.