Things I Used To Believe In When I Was Little

I was with some co-workers recently having lunch and it just so happened that there was watermelon for lunch that day.

I was having trouble getting all the seeds out and I was reminded of the fact that when I was little, my mom used to tell me that if I swallowed the watermelon seeds, a watermelon would start to grow in my stomach.

If that doesn’t scare a child, then I don’t know what does. I used to think that I could potentially be pregnant with a watermelon baby. Now, yes that would be pretty cool but it’s not ideal. I mean, people would be concerned.. who is the father?!! Then I would have to tell them that I’m really not sure, I’ve had my fair share of watermelons in my life. Who knows which seed got me pregnant.

So to start off this list, I used to believe that swallowing fruit seeds would get be pregnant with a fruit baby. It makes me laugh that even though this is absolutely absurd, I firmly believed in this for YEARS. You bet that I never ever swallowed any fruit seeds when I was younger.

I used to believe that if I crossed my eyes too much, they would stay like that forever. In fact, whenever my friends used to jokingly cross their eyes for fun, I would hold my breath waiting to see if their eyes would get stuck like it. Yes, I also did warn them but it’s a lot harder for one kid to convince another kid – I didn’t have the same authority.

I used to believe that relationships/love is all happy and nothing ever goes wrong. This one isn’t as funny but boy was I wrong about this one. I still am a firm believer that there is one person for everyone and that everyone has a soul mate somewhere out there BUT…that doesn’t mean that the journey to get there is a smooth one.  It’s very bittersweet actually and sometimes there’s nothing you can do about it except wait and if two people are meant to be together, they will somehow end up together.

I used to believe that if I didn’t clear my plate when I ate, I would grow pimples. This was especially true for rice dishes or anything like peas etc that resembled the shape of pimples.  SADLY, I got pimples anyways and that’s when I realized finishing all my food for all those years didn’t stop puberty from blessing me with acne.

I used to believe that I could fight police officers if I ate spicy food. This one is particularly odd and I very vaguely remember being told this but I do remember stocking up on spicy food. As a child, I was so scared of police officers. There was something about their uniform and ability to arrest me that freaked me out. I guess my mom utilized that very real fear to get me to eat more spicy food! Good thing is, I can handle my spice now!

What were some things you believed in as a child?!!

Sindy Spencer




  1. July 6, 2017 / 8:15 am

    This is such a cute post 🙂 it reminded me of how the world seem when I was little 🙂 i find the swallowing seeds one the funniest i always tgought I would have a tree go inside me hahahaaa..

    • sindy spencer
      July 6, 2017 / 8:32 am

      The seeds one really got me for the longest time I refused to swallow them!!! I’m gonna have to ask my mom for more haha the world was so much simpler back then

  2. chantelouisee28
    July 6, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Oh my gosh those last two are the absolute cutest haha! And I can totally relate with the watermelon seeds! Eating any fruit seeds made me super nervous haha. Thanks for sharing, this post was the cutest 😍
    Chante xo | http://www.chante-louise.con

    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:27 am

      Thank you chanté!!!! I do occasionally rebel and eat seeds now haha can confirm no fruits have been growing inside me

  3. Megan Tang
    July 6, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    This is too cute! I had similar thoughts on staring at my nose for too long! Funny how we get these ideas as children.

    xoxo Megs ||

    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:28 am

      Thank you!!! <3 I just remembered one where I thought that if I ever told a lie my nose would grow super long!

      • Megan Tang
        July 7, 2017 / 1:28 am

        Haha that is perfect!

        • sindy spencer
          July 7, 2017 / 1:32 am

          My whole childhood was one big lie!! hahaha

  4. Gisel
    July 6, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Haha, such a funny post! The kid’s mind works in funny ways.

    Here’s a funny one – as a kid my parents would tell me that if I stepped on a cold floor after waking up, my face would get all distorted (this is an old Dominican tale with no science to it..). Not knowing any better, I actually believed them!

    Gisel |

    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:29 am

      Oh my goodness that is sooo cute!!! My mom has told me before that stepping on cold floors is really bad for girls though so hey haha maybe most of these are for the greater good

  5. July 6, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I totally believed the fruit baby thing too! Lol. Loved this post!


    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Thank you Emily!!! I’m sooo happy other people believed the same thing as me haha! Thanks for reading!

  6. miri
    July 6, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Oh, what a beautiful post! I love the last belief the most. I have never heard of such a belief. Does it mean that you ate a lot of spicy food? :-)))

    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Thank you Miri!! I actually did eat quite a bit of spicy!! Then I stopped for a while and now I love it!!! <3

  7. July 6, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    hahah the one about the eating fruit seeds is funny. I use to believe that I would grow a big bushy cat tail if I drank coffee. this is a great idea for a blog post. thanks for sharing! xo, Emily

    • sindy spencer
      July 7, 2017 / 1:31 am

      Thanks Emily!! A big tail huh? Oh my then by the amounts of coffee I’ve been drinking for half my life I’d have a massive tail!! Thanks for reading!!!

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