Silly things kids believe

February 13th, 2008

I was looking on the world web of wonder and found this site which had me laughing… http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/

My mum used to wrap dumplings in tin foil and hide them in the garden before we had stew (yuck) then she used to call me to go hunt the dumplings down, I thought for years they were some kind of creature that lived in the ground that she then boiled and we ate.

I used to have two imaginary friends too, a boy and his dog, called Scargo and Banfa, yeah, cool names or what?! Obviously Russian or something. They lived behind the sofa and my mum had to set the table for them etc.
It’s nice to know I wasn’t so twisted as I thought though from reading what other people believed.

Entry Filed under: Loins

14 Comments

  • 1. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 13th, 2008 at 17:10

    Your childhood must have been frightening! But at least you filed this entry under ‘loins’, which always makes me smile :)

  • 2. Chris  |  February 15th, 2008 at 15:21

    I knew everything from a very early age, gaining my first PhD in nuclear physics when I was six.

  • 3. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 15th, 2008 at 16:56

    I was writing songs when I was two, and then was cracking numbers ones off until I hit that difficult second album period during potty training.

  • 4. Auds  |  February 15th, 2008 at 16:57

    You’ve been cracking one off all day today McIver, no wonder you have such a big smile on your face.

  • 5. Chris  |  February 15th, 2008 at 16:59

    Has he been fumbling in his dirty bottom drawer today?

  • 6. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 18th, 2008 at 07:36

    I think I cleared it out you know, for fear of having them strewn across my desk again and coming back and having to live the embarrassment.

    Oh, the embarrassment 😛

  • 7. Chris  |  February 18th, 2008 at 10:01

    I used to believe that 10 Downing Street took up the whole of Ireland. I’m not sure why I thought that. But whenever I saw a map of the British Isles I would think that the smaller one on the left was where the prime minister lived, and his street was basically all that was there.

  • 8. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 18th, 2008 at 17:47

    That’s a brave admission. I probably thought up a lot of stupid things but the silliest one I think was when I believed that ‘f*nny’ was another name for a w*lly.

    I never made the mistake to say it though out loud otherwise those kids by the lampost would have ripped the sh*t out of me :)

  • 9. Kevil  |  February 18th, 2008 at 22:50

    I used to think that if you didnt get off an escillator in time it would grab your feet and pull you into mush.

  • 10. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 19th, 2008 at 08:09

    I think a lot of people thought that.

    I think Reuben thinks that. He doesn’t like riding on them either and cries with his arms outstretched until I pick him up and carry him. Do you still do that too Kev?

  • 11. Kevil  |  February 20th, 2008 at 10:43

    *hangs his head*

    …yes.

  • 12. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 20th, 2008 at 12:22

    Great something of somewhere!

  • 13. Chris  |  February 21st, 2008 at 09:41

    I never thought that about escalators, because I have always enjoyed standing on them until the very end and getting that weird feeling where you get grounded with your toes on the ledge but your heels still on the moving bit. Oh the excitement.

    Another thing I used to believe is that Leeds must be the second most important city after London. That was originally because I hadn’t heard of any other cities, but then I found out that the M1 started in London and stopped at Leeds, and that seemed to seal it for me.

  • 14. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 11:08

    Reuben still won’t go on the escalators. If only there was some sort of escalator training school for little ‘uns we’d be fine.

    They never consider these things in today’s society.

    I feel a foot-written letter to Gordon Brown coming on.


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