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I was convinced that the wrinkles on an adults forehead meant intelligence. The more wrinkles the smarter the person.
I thought that, because I was losing my baby teeth and getting bigger teeth, that the older you got, the bigger teeth you got. I had trouble imagining my grandma's teeth because I thought they were supposed to be really big.
When I was 7 or 8 I believed that when you became 13 no-one would talk to you because it was an unlucky number!
My former brother in law (he was about 8) used to think that African-Americans were white people that had grown old. He thought that everyone turned black when they got older.
I used to believe that there was an actual point where I became a grownup.
I was the youngest of 5 children. The three oldest were 10, 11, and 12 years older than me. I believed that as I grew up, they would get smaller, so I would have a fair chance at getting them back.
I used to belive that when you have turned 18 firworks came out of your head to show that you where an adult. Then, you would suddenly shoot up (at 50 Mph) and that was your growning spurt.
When I was in about second grader I was starting to question growing up and what actually happened. I noticed that my great grandmother was significantly shorter than my grandma. This confused me because I thought to be older than someone you had to be taller. When I confronted my great grandmother about this she told me she was shrinking. This led me to believe for the longest time that once you reached a certain age you began to shrink back down and eventually turn back into a baby.
I used to believe that people changed completely as they got older.
First, I would begin to hate cartoons, comics, toys, video games, etc. because I didn't know of any adults who liked them. The process would take about a week, during which my childish interests would be replaced by boys, make-up, clothing, shopping, etc. I would also develop a heavy valley-girl accent and, because of puberty, I would act very air-headed until my hormones had settled. (Thanks, cartoons.)
Later on I would become very dull and work-oriented, but I would be organized, neat, and well-mannered. Still, I was not looking forward to finding pleasure in political talk shows and gardening. (Though, for some reason, I really wanted to learn how to sew.)
About when I was 14 I realized this was absolutely not the case. Unfortunately, that also meant that people had to LEARN how to become orderly and mature.
when i found out "The Truth" about the easter bunny, tooth fairy etc. I lost all faith in my parents and thought my mom was probably a cat burglar by trade and everything i knew was wrong, the moon landing was a hoax, etc.
When I was a kid, about 5 years old I used to believe that once upon a time I was a grown up girl becamed a little girl. I always use to say to my older sister,"When I was a big girl...".
I used to think that the older you got, the taller you got. My father once mentions a 100-year-old woman that he once met, and I had this mental image of woman who towered over my dad. She didn't look elderly in my mind, just really, really tall.
When i was little my mom used to say to all her adult friends that when kids turn 14 that they should just lock them in their rooms until they're 21. (this statement was based on my sister who is 15 years older than i am) anyway when i was really little i was so scared to turn 14 because i was scared to be locked in my room until i was 21.
When i was young i thouhgt that grown~ups were always awakes
I used tot hink that working at McDonald's was a really big honor.
Well, one day when my mom and I went to a pool and a friend of her's asked me what I wanted to do when I got older, I proudly announced that 'I don't want to go to college, I wanna be a McDonald's worker!' Yeah...my mom got embarrassed.
I used to believe that when I got to a certain age, my older brother would 'turn small' and I would be able to be the older sibling. I believed that this cycle would last forever.
I believed that adults knew everything. Literally. And since I'd heard somewhere that 18 was the official age when one becomes an adult, I thought that when I turned 18 everything would just come to me and I'd be like, "whoa".
I used to think soup actually made you grow up.
I believed that people in the fifties couldn't see in color. When I was about eight years old I said to my mother, "Mom, when did you start seeing in color?" She was born in 1953.
I used to believe that once you reached a certain age you lost your imagination