More Crazy Things I Believed as a Child!

I previously made a post about the crazy, absurd things I believed when I was younger and since a lot of people enjoyed reading about how abnormal my head worked, I thought I’d make a part two!

 

How Babies Are Made

I used to think that if two people kiss for a long amount of time, there would be a high chance the female in the couple would become pregnant. I would always wonder when watching films, where people kissed, why they weren’t worried that they would make a baby. I was also scared to ever kiss anyone. I never got the birds and the bees talk. I ended up realising kissing didn’t cause a sperm to fertilise an egg, in year five sex ed lessons.

 

Car Lights

I think this is a common one but I used to think, because of my mum, that it was illegal to turn on the lights inside the car. Surprise, it isn’t! I’m not gonna lie, though, I used to flick it on and off just to scare my mum since I thought it was against the law. I was an edgy kid. 🤙🏽

 

Jeepers Creepers

One of the first horror films I ever watched was Jeeper Creepers. I watched it when I was about four to five. I have great parents. It didn’t traumatise me as much as you might think. I’m okay. I only go to therapy once a month now. 🙂

My guy, Jeeper Creepers

However, for a long long time, I was convinced one day Jeepers Creepers, this scarecrow moth demon thing, was going to get me and at one point, I had accepted it. I accepted my fate. Also, now I hate corn fields. Don’t watch the film, it’s actually really stupid.

I think I finally stopped being scared and watching my back constantly when going into dark areas at around eight. Again, it didn’t traumatise me as much as you might think.

 

Ants and Spiders

My mum once told me that if you left food out, ants and spiders and bugs would come along and surround the area. This is technically true but my little mind interpreted it wrong. I thought she meant by leaving food out, it would cause spiders and ants to just spawn in that exact spot.

One day, in reception, we were all sitting down after break or lunch. Someone had left some sort of food out on the floor and I whispered to the girl next to me about what my mum had said. The rest of that day, I was staring at the floor, waiting in fear for the ants and spiders to erupt from the ground. They never did. But who really knows…

 

Holding Your Breath

I thought that holding your breath would stop your lungs and heart working for a short time. So, I assumed when I held my breath, my pulse would stop too. I never checked the theory and went along with it as if it was legit factual information. It was also one of those things you never think about properly so for a long time, I just believed that holding your breath would also hold your heartbeat.

 

Spiderman Theme Tune

I never properly knew the Spiderman theme tune. There must have been a point where I did know it considering he’s always been my favourite Marvel superhero since I was about five or six (I used to pretend he followed me around and that he was my boyfriend –  don’t judge). Over the years, I have always sung the theme tune differently and for a while, this is the one I’ve stuck to:

Spiderman, Spiderman

Does whatever a Spiderman does

Is he too cool for school?

No he’s not cause he’s an alpaca

Watch out, Spidey’s coming for you!

 

It seems abooout right…

 

Babybel

Babybel is this brand of snack cheese. It’s basically circular cheese encased in this red waxy rubber covering. And everyone brought them in their pack lunches in primary school. So one day, when me and mum went food shopping, I begged her to get babybel cheese because I wanted to bring it to school to basically fit in. Screw being unique! That’s not how you make friends in primary school! My mum told me that I wouldn’t like  it and then she went on to say that it was disgusting and it really put me off it. I would see loads of my friends eating it and I would just sit there thinking, Shay, it’s gross and it doesn’t even look like real cheese. It’s not your loss for not having it, it’s really a gain. I talk to myself a lot

That’s the reason I’ve never even licked one of the babybel cheese snacks. I still continue to think its gross. Maybe I’ll put it on my bucket list to eat one, along with participating in an orgy. I’m just kidding! 😂 I would never eat babybel cheese.

 

Those are some more stupid things my dumb head believed when I was little (and maybe when I got older too… 😅)

Please share any silly things you believed! It’ll help my self esteem. 😊

 

-Shay

Crazy Things I Believed as a Child!

There are a lot of silly and weird things I believed when I was little. I complied a list of a few I could remember and I thought they were too funny to not share.

 

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FedEx Vans

I used to see FedEx vans everywhere, when I was younger, but I didn’t know what they were used for. There was one right outside my house that stayed there for ages. It had been there for years. Inevitably, my little imagination assumed they were spies and were watching people. I mean, who really knows…

 

Growing A Plant

I used to watch Strawberry Shortcake. In this particular episode I saw, she was explaining what you needed, to grow a plant, in three steps. Number one was sunlight. Number two was water. And because it was frEaKIng Strawberry Shortcake, she suggested for number three that you needed love. SO, I was in year three/four, I think, and we were learning about plants. The teacher asked our entire class to raise our hands if we knew what you needed to make a plant grow. Two people had already said the sun and water and nobody else knew anymore so I thought, Hahaha these ignorant fools. I put my hand up and with extreme confidence, announced you needed love to make a plant grow. Spoiler alert, that’s actually wrong and I’m suing Strawberry Shortcake for my emotional damage. Don’t trust that hoe.

I’ve found kids TV shows say a lot of weird things, for example, I once overheard a care bear say “I feel as tired as a nipple after feeding time”.

 

Sleeping Beauty’s Birthday

I got this personalised Disney Princesses story book for my birthday, which is the 16th of October, where I was a character in three different stories (Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty). You’ve probably already heard of something like this but it’s a company that puts the child’s name in the book to make it seem like they’re going on the adventure with whatever the main book characters of the story are. At the beginning of the story, it states it’s the 16th of October and that it’s Briar Rose’s (Sleeping Beauty) and my birthday. So for years and years, after getting that book, I thought Sleeping Beauty had the same birthday as me and I’m not gonna lie, I think it was only last year, at my big age of sixteen, that I realised that the story was personalised for me and every child, who gets that story, will have the same birthday as Sleeping Beauty and it wouldn’t be the 16th of October. You don’t know how many people I’ve told that I have the same birthday as her.

 

The Wind

My mum, for some unknown reason, told me if I made a weird or rude face and the wind changed direction, my facial expression would stay the same forever. I used to be terrified that I would accidentally make the wrong face when I was playing outside while windy.

 

The Land of Orange Juice

When I was in reception or year 1 (about ages 5-6), my best friend came to my house for the day. We were eating lunch and my mum left the room. My friend split her orange juice on the table and I said “Uh oh.” I don’t know why I did this but I started telling her the butterfly effect of what she had done. I said that the orange juice would slowly spread across the whole table and then to us, which would make us stay stuck in the same position forever, and then it would cover the floors and then the house and then the garden, and our parents and eventually, the entire world and then everybody on it and then the Universe and we would all be stuck forever. She cried.

 

Were there any crazy things you believed when you were younger or even recently? I’d love to hear them! 😄

 

-Shay

Characters I’d Name My Child After!

I saw a post like this on The Loony Teen Writer and I was inspired to make a post like that, myself. So this is characters I would probably name my child after! 🙂

 

Clary from The Mortal Instruments:character 14
I love Clary, as a character, and I love her name. I think Clary is such a pretty name…probably because it sounds like clarity and I love the word clarity. It just sounds really nice.

Clary means bright, famous and I guess it’s a nice meaning so I think I would name my child (if it was a girl) Clary. 🙂

 

character 6Isaac fron The Fault In Our Stars:

I think Isaac is a nice name. That or I just think Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars is a nice character.

Either way, I think I would call my child Isaac! I don’t know. I just feel like I would.  😀

 

Laney from She’s All That:character 4

I think Laney is such a pretty name and the character, Laney, is such a cool character. She may seem like a nobody but she’s funny, artistic and smart!

Laney literally means road, pathway, lane…so not a great meaning but who cares? It’s a cool name!

 

character 12Christopher Robin from Winnie The Pooh:

Christopher is a nice name but Robin is a nice name too. So either one or both put together would be a good name. Although, I wouldn’t be that mean to name my child after a Winnie The Pooh character.

Winnie is a nice name too… XD

 

Beatrice from Divergent:character 5

I’m not a huge fan of the name Beatrice but I like the name Tris. Tris (just Tris) isn’t a common name but I think unique names are cool so what the heck.

Tris, the character, has a cool personality so naming my child after her would be nice. 🙂

 

character 3Charlie from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower:
I’m not going to lie…I preferred the movie than the book. I liked Charlie, the character, in the movie more than in the books. I’m not sure why but I would want to call my child Charlie. I like the name Charlie!

It means ceorl, which means man, so…yeah 🙂

 

Aria from Pretty Little Liars:character 7

I like the name Aria quite a lot and even though the character, Aria, can be a little annoying at times in Pretty Little Liars, she has a strong, likable personality so I guess there would be a possibility I would name my child after her. 

Aria is also a musical word and usually, I find words that could be names, related to music, are really pretty like Lyric or Melody.

 

character 8Rhiannon from Every Day:

Every Day is such an amazing book that I have to put a character’s name in this post. Rhiannon is a really nice name, too.

It reminds me of jewels and diamonds.

I know the side image to represent Rhiannon is Emily Rudd but there isn’t a movie of this book, although it would make an amazing film. However, Emily Rudd is featured as Rhiannon in the book trailer. 🙂

 

Sam from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower:character 10

Sam is a cool yet simple name and even though the longer version, Samantha, isn’t a name I’m as fond of, it’s still a nice name.

I’d definitely think that Sam would be on the list of character names for a child because firstly, Sam, from TPOBW, is soooo cool and she, with the rest of the characters, seem so adventurous and classy and infinite. 😉

 

character 1Tate from America Horror Story:

Tate is such a weird, psychotic, dark, mysterious character, that I just couldn’t leave him out! He’s not loveable but you grow attached to him, if you watch the show. And the name Tate just reminds me of little tea parties with fairy cakes…I don’t know why…it’s really weird, I know. That’s why I like it. XD

 

Skeeter from The Help:character 9

I know that Emma Stone’s character in The Help isn’t actually called Skeeter and that it’s just a nickname but I like the name Skeeter.

It just sounds really unique and it doesn’t sound girly or tomboyish or geeky or gothic. It has a range of personality and I just really really really like it! 😀

 

character 2Lyle from The Internship:

The name Lyle isn’t the best boy name ever but I somehow like it. It’s not one of the boy names like Bob or Steve or Bill or Sid. It’s different and is nicer compared to other names.

I’m running out of different words to describe names. XD

 

Ariadne from Inception:character 13

Inception is one of my favourite movies so I couldn’t leave my favourite character out from it. Ariadne is a really really pretty name, in my opinion! How many times am I going to say pretty!? XD

I’m not a big fan of names like Ariana, even though they are pretty names, too, but Ariadne just has a unique spelling and I like it. 🙂

Also, Ariadne is a cool character, with a great personality and mind and she’s creative so why not put it in the post!

 

Thanks for reading this long post! Comment a character you would name your child after! 🙂

 

-Shay