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I used to think one of the neighbors was an elderly angel. She was always so nice, after all, and her house was all white inside and she wore mostly white. She liked Gatorade too, which I thought was unusual for a little old lady.
As a pre-teen, I had hormonal depression but didn't know it, so when I stopped finding toys and games fun, and everything felt bleak and boring, I thought it was a natural part of growing up for everybody. You didn't just outgrow playing certain childish games, you outgrew liking games *at all.* I figured that adults were all just miserable, or else that soon I'd "grow into" liking cleaning house, cooking, and doing taxes. I hoped it would happen soon, so I could be happy again.
(Don't worry, I'm on medications now! I got my "fun" back!)
When I was about four, my grandmother joked that she was twenty-one. I believed her, despite the fact I knew my mother was in her thirties and you needed to be a certain age to have kids. I just thought it didn't make sense because I was bad at math.
I used to believe that as I got older, games and cartoons would stop being fun for me, I would start wanting to wear more plain clothing, candy and desserts wouldn't taste as good anymore and I would no longer need to sleep with my stuffed rabbit. Now I'm twenty-two. So far, none of these things have happened. Here's hoping they never will.
I used to believe that if your parents kiss you on the forehead and say "You won't get older" Well, you know. You wont get older!
In my culture periods are a hush hush topic and I had no idea what it exactly was until I got one.Before that I believed that periods was when you started leaking poop or something like that and I made a plan to stop pooping so no one would know I'd gotten my period
I used to think that growing up happened all at once and at random. Like one day I'd wake up and suddenly be seven feet tall and considered an adult.
I used to think that it was a sin to have a crush on someone. I constantly judged my classmates, even reprimanding my sister when she told me she liked a boy in her class, all the time knowing I'd never fall to desire...until the first day of fifth grade when I distinctly thought "forget that" and deliberately chose a boy in my class, just to have a crush.
When they ask me what i wanted to become when i was older.
I always replied: "A pet shop" Yep the store itself..
And when i was a little bit older they asked me what i wanted to be when i grow up i always replied "A vegetarian".
I guess i really loved animals.
I used to believe that my mind would at some point kick into "auto-drive", and I would be just like everyone else. Every year it didn't happen I thought for sure the next year.
when i was a kid. i believed that all religions were of the same god, 1 god. i also believed that death was something to rejoice, for it means we get to go to heaven. i also believed that i knew everything about life/ whilst having no opinion of anyone or anything. i also believed that children younger than me, could see ghosts, and at times, so could i. there comes point when each child must join the h,race. and forever be devoid of the consciousness we once had. when i was a child i believed the world revolved around myself, when i was a child i could see. NB- i have a photographic memory :). enjoy the life!!
I believed younger people preferred rock and roll, while preferring country music was just a natural part of growing old.
I couldn't wait to turn 20 so I could go through the Roaring 20's and be a flapper like my Grandma.
I used to believe that men drank beer and women drank wine.
When I was little, I saw my dad wearing a Hooters t-shirt while he was fixing the car, so I naturally associated the two things and thought Hooters was an auto repair shop. Whenever I'd hear my parents say something was wrong with the car, I'd always suggest, "let's go to Hooters!" i never understood why they'd shoot it down all the time until i finally realized what Hooters was when I was... 16
I used to believe that old people were wrinkly because they spent too much of their life swimming
Due to both of my grandmother's and my granny's friend being called Barbara, I used to believe that when a woman turned 50 (aka got old) she had to change her name to Barbara. I really wasn't looking forward to my 50th birthday...
When I was about 5 I asked my parents why vegetables were good for you, and they said 'they make you grow big and strong.' I got confused and thought they meant you got older, and i really wanted to be older than my sister! (shes 2 years older than me) after about a year of practicing this, our birthdays came! (my birthday is Jan 8, my sister's is Jan 10) And my birthday came first! I was so happy and convinced I was now bigger and older than her - and very annoyed when everybody said I wasn't!
I used to think that people never died and that they kept growing so that they were as tall as giants and their fingernails grew to longer than buses. I also thought the sun was a giant lightbulb. (I was 5.)
For a long time when I was little I didn't understand the difference between your left and right and the left and right of someone that was facing you. In dance class, our teacher was always saying stuff like "my left, your right", and somehow I took this to mean that all adults' left & right were reversed from kids'.