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When I was little, I used to believe that boys would turn into women, and girls would turn into men. I guess I believed it because every girl I knew was flat-chested, including myself. I never said anything because I truly believe it was true.
Now I obviously know that doesn't happen, but it is kind of funny looking back...
My brother always firmly believed that one day would be older than me. My mom told him that he wouldn't, but he might be bigger than me. I figured that this meant I'd shrink at a certain age to be smaller than him.
When I first heard about evolution and "humans coming from monkeys" I honestly thought that we were never babies, but monkeys that turned into people. I figuered we never saw the change because it happened in the wild.
When I was younger my Dad told me that people temporarily lost their hearing during their teenage years, which is why they turned up their music so loud. He's a doctor and I believed him for years!
When I was about eight years old my mom asked me one day, what do I want to become when I grow up? I told my mom that I want to become a boy or a man, because i thought that we change gender in a certain stage of growing up.
I thought that you were born at a certain age. I thought my Nanna was born that big and old. :-)
i always believed women were younger than men
When i was a kid i thought i would grow up to be a woman, because i lived with my Mom and my older sister. I reckond all girls would be older and boys younger, so once i said something like: "When i am a girl i'm going to have 3 children..."
Victor Dantas (Lx, Portugal)
i used to believe when i was a kid that you were only allowed to speak 5 million words in a lifetime and that is why old people didn't speak that much because they had used all there words up
When I was four, I was a flower girl in my aunt's wedding. When my parents and I were getting ready, my dad held up my mother's maid of honor dress and jokingly asked me, "Do you think I will look good in this?" I said to him as serious as could be, "Don't worry Daddy, when you get older and turn into a woman, you can wear it!" I used to think that people changed genders when they got older!
When I was very little, I thought all adults were perfect. That they never made mistakes in *anything* - like they would never make an error in addition or multiplication, or ever make a mistake. I also believed adults never did bad things, or got angry. I believed this until I was at least 4 or 5.
I used to believe that you slowly acquired an English accent when you got old.
Of course, my grandmother, great aunt and great uncle came to the US from England in the early 1900's, but nobody had told me this when I was five or so.
my mom said, "this is my left." to me when she was facing me. so i thought that her left was my right. i then came up with the theory that when you became an adult or when you had puberty, your rights and lefts would change. i would try to get puberty to come sooner than it would so i would be "special."
When I was a kid I didn't realise that many old ladies had perms - I just thought that as women got older their hair became curly. My hair is very straight, so I used to look forward to getting old and having curly hair!
My grandparents used to manage an apartment building for senior citizens. One of the tennants was an older gentleman who had a condition that caused his entire body to shake (I think it was Parkinson's disease or something). Now, this was at the height of the "breakdancing" craze in the 80's. I mistakenly thought his gyrations were dance moves, and not involuntary. For months I thought I had discovered the hippest senior on the planet, until one day my mom stopped me from going outside with a boombox for him
I firmly believed that my parents would not die. Old people were old, and that was their lot. It was my parents job to stay about 28 and make sure everyone got to college safely.
As for me, I knew I'd be ten one day, but that was the distant future. Until I got there, I was fine with whatever age I happened to be at.
i used to believe that if you were born a girl you would turn into a boy when you grew and if born a boy you'd turn into a girl. i use dto tell my mum ' when i grow up and am a boy...'
When I was young, I thought that some people were just created as adults and some people were destined to be children their whole lives. I figured that I was going to be stuck being a child forever, and that one day--the day I had been supposed to become an adult--some grown-up or another perma-child would break the truth to me, saying, "Ha ha, we fooled you--you're still a kid and you always will be." I always pictured this person gripping his or her belly while laughing heartily at my gullibility.
when we were very (four or five-ish) me and my sister would occasionaly be taken to see our great grandmother, between us me and my sister privatly decided that she must be at least 100 years old, because she was so wrinkly and decrepid.
when she died a while after that i decided that everyone must get to live exactly 100 years before they popped there clogs.
In retrospect this seems a lot fairer than only getting 60-70 years if your lucky
I used to think i would turn into a boy later on in life!