Legends Larger Than Life
What’s something you believed when you were a kid that you still kind of believe in today? We asked ToyTalk staff members to chime in and here are their answers…
I have two older sisters and when Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came out my oldest sister told me that Thriller lived under our beds and came out at night to get us if I wasn’t nice or didn’t stay out of her room. I was only 4 or 5 years old so of course I didn’t sleep for a week. I still get creeped out every time I hear the monologue by Vincent Price.
I believed that if I ate apple pips (seeds) then an apple tree would grow in my belly. I don’t exactly believe it anymore, but I still avoid eating the pips!
What did I believe? That unicorns, fairies, mermaids, witches, and other magical creatures existed. That “Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board” worked. Santa. What do I still believe in? That unicorns, fairies, mermaids, witches, and other magical creatures exist. That “Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board” works. Santa.
My older brothers convinced me that ‘Nova Scotia’ was a bad word and I still cringe every time I hear it.
Something I was told when I was little (like 4 or 5) but obviously don’t believe now is my mom told me I was allergic to strangers to scare me and make sure that I wouldn’t talk to them. I of course believed her. :)
I used to believe that when it’s below 32°F and there’s a cloud in the sky, it’s going to snow.
Well, there might be a lake monster in Lake Champlain in Vermont (where I grew up) and his name is Champ! I definitely used to believe in him…..I kinda still do.