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I used to believe that I would never grow up, because I "wanted" to remain a child. Ha. That one fell through
I used to believe that I really COULD be anything I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a unicorn.
I used to think that adults right and left were different than kids right and left because teachers would always say, "My right your left."
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.
I believed that having a lot of keys was a definite sign that you were a grown-up, because both my parents had big key holders with a lot of keys, and I only had my one house key and a very big key tag.
Growing up it seemed like my feet grew one size a year. I was convinced that my feet were going to keep growing until they were too big to fit into shoes.
I used to think that when you were a child that you had a "calf" muscle, and when you grew up that it became a "cow" muscle. Then you were on your way to turning into a cow.
I used to think that if you held your breath when you were young you could save those few breaths you would have taken but didn't and then use them on your death bed and and add seconds, even days to your life. I had a plan to hold my breath every day for a few minutes so that by the time I was old I would have gained myself at least a month of extra living-time.
When I was a kid, I thought that when I became an adult I would be able to fly. I really looked forward to it and am still disappointed that it turned out to be untrue.
I used to believe that everyone only lived till age 10. I thought my parents were 10 and that I would die when I was 10. It used to make me nervous all the time!
I used to believe that when you got old (elderly age), all of your teeth fell out and you had to get dentures. It didn't occur to me that maybe people didn't take good care of their teeth and had to have them pulled.
When I was a little kid, I was thoroughly convinced that grown-ups had to face an obligatory odeal. Adult men had to join compulsory military service, and adult women had to give birth.
When I was about seven or eight, I was convinced that as soon as I hit a certain age, I would be indoctrinated into the "Secret Society of Adults." There I would get to choose my destiny and would be told the answers to all of life's mysteries: Who is God? What happens to dead people? How do you make babies? Why is my sister such a brat? I was really upset when I found out last year this wasn't true!
This was actually a question asked by my brother to our paternal grandparents. "Were you around when the dinosaurs lived here?"
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."
Growing up with 3 older brothers, I thought that people never stopped growing. I thought the older you got, the taller you got. When I found out my grandparents were visiting, I asked how old they were so I could imagine how tall they'd be. I was really surprised when they were both shorter than my Dad.
I used to think that when I was as old as my big brother, I would be a boy too. :)
I used to believe that your social security number was for a special account the government started for you when you went to work, and they kept money you saved up for when you were old.
when i was around 6 or 7, I asked my grandmother how did she get wrinkles and she told me that some guy in Colombia named Carlos did them for her. I didnt want to be rude and ask "why because wrinkles make you look ugly?' Not until i was around 11 or 12 i realized it was old age.
She doesnt remember telling me that story -__-
I used to believe that you'd be certain heights at certain ages, and instead of growing gradually you'd just scale up at the exact moment that you were born on your birthday. I remember watching my sister closely for her 13th birthday (I was 7 or 8 at the time) and being really disappointed when she didn't suddenly grow a foot taller.