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As a child, I was surrounded by fairytales about princesses who grew up and got married, and at some point I decided that ONLY princesses got married. So I thought my mother had been a princess when she was younger, but had become a teacher after she married Dad because she liked it more.
I used to believe that a Lesbian referred to someone who was either of Lebanese nationality or from somewhere else (perhaps a country called Lesbia?).
When I was little I thought that children had to marry their parents, so i thought I was going to marry my dad until my mom explained that that's not how it works.
This is actually the belief of my precious little ring bearer.
He was watching a cartoon with his mom in which the little boy got to be the ring bearer. He turns to his mom and quickly replies "LOOK MOM! That's what I get to be and go ROAR!"
Cute little thing thinks he's going to be the ring "BEAR".
I used to believe that when the bride threw the bouquet whoever caught it was going to marry the groom when the bride died.
When I was six my mom told me that nuns never get married. I came to the conclusion that all women that do not get married eventually become nuns. I even asked my aunt (not married & in her forties) when she was going to become a nun...
When I was young I used to think that if your parents yelled the word "Divorce" at each other at the same time, that they were divorced. I remember freaking out one night at dinner when my parents were talking about a friends' divorce and praying to God they wouldn't say the word divorce at the same time!
That "martial arts" had something to do with marriage.
Most of the weddings I've attended in my life were when I was still a kid. I knew the bouquet toss was for single ladies and the uh garter shoot was for single men.(I'd only seen grooms shoot the garter across the room like a giant rubber band, lol).
I'd heard the custom(?) that whoever catches the bouquet will be the next to marry. So, logicallyI thought that the lady who caught the bouquet and the man who caught the garter had to marry each other.
Hmm... I don't know why I never wondered why we never attended those weddings...
When I was nine, I thought two eleven-year-olds could get married.
When I was little I used to believe that all there were in relationships was just kissing and that was going all the way.
I used to like rummaging through my mother's jewelry box and trying on her pretty rings. One day, when I was nine, I slipped on a ring with a large ruby that I had never seen before. When my mother saw me with it on, she yelled at me to put it back and not to go through her things. Since she never minded when I tried on her jewelry before, my overactive imagination decided that my mother was having an affair and that her "boyfriend" had given her the ring. I even drew up a list of possible male friends that she could be having an affair with, and snooped around to see if I could catch my mother with her "boyfriend." Years later, I told her all about it. She laughed very hard until she told me that the ring had been a present from my father, and as it was much more expensive than any of her other rings, she hadn't wanted me to play with it.
Until only a few years ago (I'm 13) I used to think that whoever caught the bride's bouquet at the wedding reception would get married right after that. I thought it would never end & people would just keep getting married over and over. I was very confused when a married person caught the bouquet!
When I was little I used to think that as soon as you were married the woman automatically got pregnant.
My parents both had brown hair so I thought that you could only marry someone with the same hair color as you.
I thought the term maiden name actually applied to women who were maidens.
There was a legend in the neighborhood that if actors were in a wedding in a TV show, that meant that they really got married... unless they didn't kiss. A wedding doesn't count if you don't kiss, and it was alleged, quite falsely, that "you never see people in TV weddings kiss, so that it won't count."
I have to admit that I didn't actually believe this myself. There seemed to be something fishy about it. But I did think it might be exchanging rings that was what made it REALLY count...
I used to believe that when a man and woman got married, the woman not only changed her last name but her FIRST name also. So I always used to ask my mom what her name used to be. She'd say her maiden name..then I'd say "no, no, your First name! What did it used to be?"
when i was five i thought i would just marry my brother, that it would be the simpilist and best thing; i wouldn't have to change my name, and i already knew his family. i was devestated when someone else told me (in disgust) that he was my "BROTHER and i COULDN'T marry my BROTHER!"
I used to believe my parents were brother and sister, and that everybody's parents were brother and sister.