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Lol. Silver i used to think the same thing about sex when I was in the fourth grade. I remeber two more things, i used to think that when I got new shoes it made me run faster. And that germs looked like green blobs.
 

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I've always had this phobia about sleeping with my toes exposed, I've either always had to wear socks or had to have a comforter over my feet. Scared someone would sneak up in the night and slice the under part of my toes with a razor. Yeah, I have issues.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by luckiecharms</i><br><br><b>... i used to think that when I got new shoes it made me run faster. ....</b></div>
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Yep. In kindergarten, we had a new kid one day. A <i>black</i> kid. Never knew a non-white kid before. And he wore tennis shoes. We all wore dress shoes. But we all believed that his shoes made him faster and jump higher. Everyone thought he was cool. For some reason I remember his name as "Zip" but I know that wasn't his name.<br><br><br><br>
One night my mother said, "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite." and then as she left I heard the sound of my hair rustling under my ears and yelled, "Mommy!" I thought my hair was bed bugs. I also used to think ants would crawl out of these hole in the wall, bc of a dream I had, so I made my mom put tape over them.<br><br><br><br>
Of course it took me a while to not be scared of the basement. And I am still scared of trucks that have a mean face looking grill.
 

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I thought of it today. My dad worked in vending and started filling the machines where he worked at 4 in the morning (so that he was basically halfway done by the time people arrived). Dad couldn't drive, so mom would get up and take him. She would pack up my sis and I as warm as she could and take us with her. I was groggy, but I wouldn't sleep in the car. I remember, after dropping dad off, watching mom drive from the back seat and saying over and over again, real quietly so no one would hear me "go momma, go! go momma, go!" as I looked out the window and at her. I thought that I made the car go faster and mom would win the race that I had put her in with all of the other cars on the highway. Of course, I didn't believe she was in a race; just a little game I made up that amused me at the time. But I did believe that I could make the car go faster with my chant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by SilverC</i><br><br><b>You know how you can hear your pulse when you smoosh your ear up against your pillow? I used to lie in bed at night and hear that, and thought it was an army marching up the street, coming to get me.<br><br></b></div>
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Man, for the longest time I could never figure out what that was when I was little. I had this strange vision of what it could be, which I'm not sure I could even explain on here. I finally figured out it was my pulse.
 

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<div class="quote-block">You know how you can hear your pulse when you smoosh your ear up against your pillow? I used to lie in bed at night and hear that, and thought it was an army marching up the street, coming to get me.</div>
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I used to think that too! I thought it was something coming to get me in my sleep, not necessarily an army. I'm not sure what I thought it was.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>I've always had this phobia about sleeping with my toes exposed, I've either always had to wear socks or had to have a comforter over my feet. Scared someone would sneak up in the night and slice the under part of my toes with a razor. Yeah, I have issues.</b></div>
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I did the same but it was because I got scared of purple smurfs. There was one episode where this bug bit one of them and then they got infected and started bitting the other smurfs. I sleep with m socks tucked into my pj's for years after that.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by MsRuthieB</i><br><br><b>I used to harmonize with the vaccuum and anything else that made noise. I don't do it anymore, but you can always catch me humming, whistling, singing, making some kind of music.</b></div>
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SO DID I! Vaccuum, flour mill (my mom grinds her own flour to make bread), lawn mower, tractors, and winches.<br><br><br><br>
The toilet always had monsters in it, and they were released from their captivity in the toilet tank whenever I would flush.<br><br><br><br>
The basement had monsters everywhere and so did dark hallways and staircases. Being under my bedspread always protected me from them, though, but only if I were laying on my back. I think the idea was that if I could see the monsters should they attack, they wouldn't dare.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by skylark</i><br><br><b>I think the idea was that if I could see the monsters should they attack, they wouldn't dare.</b></div>
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No, they sure wouldn't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I totally agree ! And if I made sure that the closet door was pushed all the way closed they couldn't get out. Because if it was cracked just a teeny bit I'd stare at it all night long hoping that something just didn't pop out! Somehow having the door closed tight kept them in.
 

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mrb writes: "I used to harmonize with the vaccuum and anything else that made noise. I don't do it anymore, but you can always catch me humming, whistling, singing, making some kind of music."<br><br><br><br>
I still do. I am especially fond of circular saws. But -- this isn't something u used to believe, it is something u used to do.
 

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Av writes: "I also had a friend who believed her mother could move her breasts independantly- like extra arms and legs."<br><br><br><br>
I really used to be able to do that with my testicles, before my hernias started. To a degree, anyway. Move my scrotum actually, not the testicles themselves. The scrotum is indeed, attached to an extension of the internal oblique abdominal muscle, called the cremaster, which has been elsewhere been reported to contract reflexively, but not voluntarily.
 

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i thought that the drain in the bathtub went both ways- ie. water could go down, but "things" could also come up- in particular lobsters- don't ask me why. I was very scared about lobsters coming up the drain to pinch my toes.<br><br><br><br>
for awhile i thought that if i was watching a certain channel on the tv and my bestfriend was also watching the same channel on her tv that we could somehow talk together. not much materialized from that as you can all imagine!<br><br><br><br>
yes, i was weird.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by soilman</i><br><br><b>I used to believe that babies started crying and screaming right after they are born.</b></div>
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Well, some do, from what midwives tell me.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by soilman</i><br><br><b>But -- this isn't something u used to believe, it is something u used to do.</b></div>
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I thought of that when I posted my reply to MRB. I just started another thread on the topic.
 

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If i kept my room clean the monsters wouldn't have anyplace to hide. I would clean or at leats straighten up my room before going to sleep. anything that was out had to be as far from the bed as possible so they (the monsters) would have to cover open ground to get to me. Then I had my little fort of pillows to protect me too.
 

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They don't? My mother said I didn't but I thought they normally did. All cold and wet like that.
 

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If you shine a bright light on them, like doctors use to see what the are doing, it hurts their eyes; if you immediately pass them around between 3 or 4 different people within a minute or so, they get scared; if you hold them upside down and slap their behind they get frightened out of their mind; if you poke things in their orifices, it hurts, especially if they aren't expecting to get poked, which they aren't; if everybody is talking loudly -- if you do all these things, most likely they'll cry loudly -- to make sure they are heard. If instead you immediately hold them to your breast, and if there is anybody around, they all are quiet, and still, and <b>listening</b>, then newborns murmer, rather than wail or scream. If they cry, they tend to not cry loudly. They know you are already listening, so there is no need to. The usually speak tho, say something, just as soon as they feel confident about being able to get air both in an out. They move their heads in response to sound, the moment they are born, as if to <b>locate</b> the place where the sound is coming from -- if there is one low sound, coming from one direction. If there are people talking, from several directions, there is no need to locate the direction that a single sound is coming from.
 

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Yep, some cry loudly, as skylark mentioned, even if they are in a quiet, dark room, and immediately hugged by their mother. But I used to think that they <b>all</b> did.
 

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At least if they do start wailing, you know their lungs work. That was a concern with my now 17-year-old sister who was born with the umbelical cord wrapped around her neck and a very blue skin color. Once they got that off and she started crying, they knew she would be ok.
 
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