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My bigger brother always convinced me that no matter how much I would study and smarter I would get with the years, he would ALWAYS be just exactly 2% more clever than me. And there was nothing to do about it as he was the first borned.
i used to believe that i would automatically know how to do things as i got older. for example: "when i turn 10, i'm going to know how to ride a bike." like i wouldn't have to learn how, but would just wake up on my tenth birthday and know how.
I grew up in a city where immigrants settled decades before. As a child I thought that to grow old meant that you would lose your ability to speak English, as all the elderly people around only spoke Italian.
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!
I convinced one of my best friends that when men get old, they don't have enough strength to push hair out of the tops of their heads, and that was why they went bald and why they get hair coming out of their noses and ears. We were fourteen at the time... She still hasn't lived that one down.
When I was a child in the late 80's and early 90's, blue eyeshadow was wildly popular in my area. So, I thought that when a girl grew up, her eyelids would naturally take on a light bluish tinge.
When I was a kid, my friends and I all had kid-sounding first names, like "Billy", "Chris", or "Steve". Grown-ups had names like "Frederick", "Sherman", or "Franklin". So I thought that once you become a grown-up, you have to change your name. This really upset me, because I liked my name so much.
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 once you got so old, if you were female you lived at the beauty parlor and slept under the hair dryers because my great-grandmother had had one in her house.
When i was younger, and i was told i could be anything, I got very excited and couldnt get to sleep taht night.The next morning i ran downstairs and said i want to be a car but then later came to my senses and wanted to be a blue robot instead,and till this day people laugh atme about it but some day i will be a blue robot and no body can stop me just common sense.
I thought that when you grew up you changed your name. Carl sounded like a kid's name, so when I was older I thought you chose a more grown-up name like Frank, or Bob or something.
This was my younger sister:
When she was about 5 she told my mom that she couldn't wait until she was 12. When my mom asked why, my little sister replied "because when I'm 12 I can be a mommy like you". My mother laughed and said "Oh no you can't!" My sister got very upset.
When I was little, I thought when I grew up I would have to get eye surgery to get a new set of grown up eyes that could tell which shoe went on which foot.
I used to believe that when you grow up, you lose your given name and become just Mr., Miss, or Mrs. Whoever.
When I was about 4, I knew that people changed as they got older, so I believed I was going to grow up to be a boy with red hair and freckles.. even though at the time I was (and still am) a mostly freckle-free female brunette.
My father, the loving man he is, told me that when i turned twelve, I would turn into a boy. But my sister (who was thirteen at the time) was a girl. I pointed this out to him, and told me that Heather had been a boy untill she turned twelve. From then on I had my mom buy me boys clothes so that I would be prepared. I was pissed off when I turned twelve and was still a girl.
I used to believe that when boys got older they turned into girls and vice versa. Using this logic all the photos of my "dad" as a kid were really of my mom. I wish i knew why i thought this.
When I was little, my Dad always used to start stories with "When I was a little girl" so I always believed (I am female) that when I grew up I would become a man and my brother would become a woman.
i used to think that my parents were born as adults (in their current size and all) and i would get very upset thinking that i would stay a kid forever because i wasn't born as an adult!
When I was about three years old my dad said that he was ten years old and I believed him.