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When I was 2 or 3 years old I was informed that one day I would have to marry a boy--well I was already into my "boys have chooties" phase and was horrified (exactly the response my family was looking for). Being independent and determined to find a solution I wandered off to think this through. About an hour later I reappeared and delcared that I knew who I would marry....my brother, 'cause he was the best boy I knew. No one bothered to explain why they were all laughing....
When i was in about 2nd grade i thought that since my parents were named Ann and Larry that everyone, when they got married, changed their name to be Ann and Larry.
My mom and dad both had dark brown hair. I used to believe that people could not get married unless they had the same hair color.
My grandparents all divorced before I was born, so growing up I had four separate grandparents, never sets of grandparents. When I was older, I figured out the answer... marriage hadn't been invented yet back then. I knew that people made do before things like cars and televisions were invented, so it only made SENSE to me that my grandparents had kids before marriage had been invented! And why did OTHER kids have married grandparents? They'd all gotten married after it was invented... you know, they just sort of jumped on the bandwagon.
I used to believe that the man had to be taller the the woman to married her.
I thought divorce consisted of the man and woman going to a well and simultaneously throwing their wedding rings into it, and that was all there was to it.
When I found out this wasn't true, I still refused to let go of this belief, so I made it a custom in my imaginary world!
When i was little i thought that you get a husband by going to this place where all the men are and picking one of the men there.After you picked your man, you would marry him.
I used to hear the word "divorced" and i thought everyone was saying "de-horsed" and that in order for a married couple to split, they had to ride around on a horse and fall off and then they weren't married anymore.
This started when a friend told me about Purgatory.
You know how there is "A match made in heaven" and sometimes "A match made in hell"?
Well, My next door neighbors were very boring, and I always used to call them "A match made in Purgatory"!
After people got married, I believed they went to the moon for their holiday. I was quite putout (at the age of 10) that my family laughed - why else would it be called a honeymoon?
When I was young I thought that a after a wedding, the bride and groom took a trip to the moon and ate lots of honey there. After all, what else would a "honeymoon" be?
I used to think that at a wedding shower, all the women would dump presents on the bride's head. Why else would they call it a shower?
I used to believe that you were married to anyone that you loved. I used to tell my mom all the time that me and her were married. :) I was around 4 or 5..
I used to believe that when people were crying at weddings, it was not that they were happy for the people getting married, it was that the family and friends would miss the couple very much while the couple was on their honeymoon. I always wondered why they cried so much, after all, the couple wasn't going to be gone for TOO long!
I used to believe that when a couple eloped, they stepped inside a cantalope and the priest was in there to marry them. That's why thier parents would always say "You can't elope! (cantalope) We want to be there!" because they couldn't see inside the cantalope.
Until the age of 9, I used to believe that marriage was a fancy church wedding that commenced in the bride and groom HAVING SEX in front of everyone. No wonder why I never wanted to get married.
I used to believe that in order to get married couples had to have the same hair color because both my grandparents had grey hair.
When she was around 6, my sister thought that men studied for a Bachelor of Arts in University, and women studied for a Spinster of Arts. It was pretty logical, since an unmarried woman was traditionally called a spinster and she assumed that the men who received their bachelors had decided they would never get married.
When I was about 4, my mom had me convinced you had to have graduated from college to date or get married. You also couldn't kiss until after you were married or else you would get really sick. I sincerely believed it until I was about 12!
Once when I was very little, I told an older cousin that I wanted to marry my brother when I grew up. I believed I could do this -- I didn't know anything about incest at the time. When my cousin told me that I couldn't marry my brother because we were part of the same family, I yelled, "Shows what you know! My mommy and daddy are married, and THEY'RE part of our family, too!"