I saw this list, 11 Silly Things You Probably Believed As a Kid, on Jezebel today and was so excited to see that maybe I wasn't so crazy after all.
It's comforting to learn that I wasn't the only one who thought that if I couldn't see it, it didn't exist and blankets serve as an impenetratable barrier from monsters. I still sleep with the covers up to my chin to this day. And, I never, ever let a limb escape for fear that it'll be cut off in the middle of the night.
Some other greats that I "used to" believe came to mind while reading this:
- My aunt's bathroom mirror was a vortex through which I could travel to other countries. If only I could have unlocked the code before she moved!
- Counting to 8 before opening a door prevented any bad guys from waiting in the room to beat me up. 8 is a magic number that I still invoke in any and all scary situations.
- I would be a famous talk show host, with five different porsches for each day of work. Still waiting for my big break.
- Tom Brokaw was my real father and one day he was going to come rescue me. He just seemed so stern but kind.
- I was the perfect cross between Jo and Blair. In reality, I am so Natalie (minus the famous friends).
- Pamela was the prettiest name ever. I guess I really got into Baywatch.
- Magical treasures were buried in our backyard. Turns out they were remnants of a hotel that had burned down years earlier.
- I was destined to meet my husband on a New York City bus. Nope. But, I did go out with a guy that I met on the subway.
- California was an amazing place where people rollerskated by the beach all day long and drank pina coladas. Sounds about right.
- Snakes lived in the sewers and sometimes came up into the toilet bowl. I always check the toilet before peeing, especially since the time in Israel when I was 17 and I opened the lid to find a SNAKE IN THE TOILET!!!