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When I was before the age of five, I used to believe when a couple married, they would totally change their names. So when my aunt would call my mom, Jean,I would think,"hmmm, I wonder what her name was before she was married?
I used to think I was going to marry my mom, even though my dad was already married to her.
When I was little and saw wedding pictures of my parents, I told my mom that I wanted to marry my dad, because I thought he was the only eligible bachelor.
I overheard my mom one day say that if you "slept together" that you needed to get engaged and then get married. I started sobbing because I had crawled in bed with my big brother the night before during a storm and I was convinced that I had to now marry my brother when I got older. I was crushed.
When I was very young, I thought eloping sounded very romantic, and that it always meant sneaking out the window down a ladder. Every time I saw a ladder left against a window, I thought it meant that someone had eloped the night before.
As an adult, I know of several people who eloped, and none of them used a ladder. They just got married without telling anyone until afterwards.
My parents marriage was very volatile when I was little. I remember once overhearing a conversation between Mom and my older sister. Mom whispered that Daddy was stepping out on her. I instantly pictured Daddy with big long rubbery legs, taking great big steps down the road and remember wondering what was so wrong with that.
My parents have the exact same birthday so when I was little I thought you had to marry someone with the same birthday as you.
I used to believe that women got pregnant if they didn't get married soon enough. Like if a single pregnant girl was on TV, and I asked my mom how she was having a baby without a husband, my mom would say, "Oh she messed around before she got married." I thought that meant she took her sweet time getting to the alter.
for some weird reason, whe i was a kid i thought that you could only marry a person that was your age. not younger or older. so, at the time the only male i knew that was my age was my cousin. i told him my belief so we deicded we would marry each other. we told our parents and they just laughed..
thankfully i stopped beliveing that a bout a year later..lol
I grew up in Ireland, I had a catholic upbringing and regularly visited the church which was nearby. As a little girl it was a big thrill to stand at the back of the church while a wedding was in progress, when the bride and groom left the altar to go to the sacristy behind the altar I always though that they were going in there to get the "equipment" for making babies...in actual fact they went in there to sign the registry.
It made perfect sense to me at the time.....
I used to think that when you got married someone gave you a baby and you had to name it and you never gave birth to the baby. Then after I understood that that doesn't happen, I believed in the stork. THEN I thought that when old people get "too old", a new stork carries them off to a factory where the give them better bones and new skin and baby fat and then they turn into a baby and another stork carries it off. Then I thought they needed one for a stork, so they had some for storks also.
when i was a little girl my mom used to tell me it was illegal to get married before you were 25. so at my cousins wedding i thought she was breaking the law
When I was little and I would go to a wedding, I just couldn't understand the part where they talked about the "Awfully" wedded wife. If she was so awful, why was he marrying her anyway?
I used to think that a "honeymoon" was when you went to the moon and ate honey together. I really couldnt wait to go...
When I was a tot I used to believe that when my parents got married, they were handed my two brothers and myself up at the altar, and that's how they got us. I used to have visions of the 5 of us walking down the aisle together hand in hand, with me in my dad's arms.
When I was little my uncle and auntie got divorced; my mum explained to me that I wouldn't see my Auntie anymore, and when I pushed for a reason she said that the policeman had come round and told them to be apart!
I believed for a long time that this could happen to any married couple whenever the police chose; but strangely never doubted that the policeman had a good reason!
When I was about 6, I remember being terrified because I thought when I grew up, I'd have to marry a woman. I even cried myself to sleep thinking about it sometimes. For some reason I always wanted to marry a man instead even at that young age. Sixteen years later and I still do.
I was thrilled, later on, when I found out people didn't have to get married at all!
For the longest time I believed that you had to get Divorced the same way you got Married. All of your friends and relatives from your wedding would have to come to the Divorce and instead of wearing white everyone would have to wear black.
My dad always told me that if you fought with someone you were dating, that you would REALLY fight if you got married. So the first time my first boyfriend and I had a (very minor) disagreement, I broke up with him. Sorry Keith!
From a tender young age, I sincerely believed that I would know the man I would marry, because when I fell in love, I wouldn't fantasize or dream about having sex with him or even about marrying him (which I did whenever I had a crush). Those dreams would only happen after we were together.
Amazingly and sweetly, it turned out to be true. :)