reproductionShow most recent or highest rated first.
Being a smart kid who could read at age three has it's disadvantages as well as its benefits.
When I was almost five, reading an encyclopedia that my parents had, the article dealing with pregnancy showed a cross-section diagram of a woman's interior, showing the uterus, the bladder, and the rectum. Since they were grouped in the same picture, I thought they all pertained to pregnancy.
I figured that the mother's first child grew in the uterus, the second child in the bladder, and the third child in the rectum.
Families with four children had me stumped.
Also, my little brain misread the word "muscular" and interpreted it as "musical." I thought unborn babies listened to music while waiting to be born.
My mom used to tell me that babies are made when two people mix their genes. I thought she mean jeans, as in the pants, so for a couple years I thought that the way a man and a woman made a baby is when they take both their jeans and rub them together, then the women puts them back on and she becomes pregnat. Hey...it's sort'a logical..for a 4 year old...
When i was 9, and just heard about sexual behaviour, I was told, and believed that having sex for one hour gave you one child. Having sex for two hours gave you twins
When I was a child I went to a boarding school for the blind. We guys were trying to figure out where babies came from (with no knowledge of the female anatomy). We concluded that the husband put the sperm in his wife's anus and the baby came out her naval.
Boy was I surprised when I got older.
As a small child, I knew babies came out from the woman's body, but didn't know where. I figured it out on my own one day - I was sitting on my grandmother's lap while she was wearing a housedress. Looking down the neck of her dress, I saw only darkness. Therefore, I deduced that women developed holes in their chests, and babies came out there.
when i was about 5, i used to believe that when people where pregnant, that they only had a disease or something and their stomach would go down
I had watched a science-fiction movie where a microscopic ship was in a man`s bloodstream. Now this man kissed a woman and the ship transferred into her bloodstream. While kissing, the micro ship got to tobserve the foetus lodged in her belly (who had been there for months, thing I didn`t realise)
I then beleived then when you kiss a girl, she becomes immediatly pregnant and was dead afraid when girls wanted to play Kiss Tag with us boys.
I was prooved wrong, with great pleasure.
Now, I gotta figure out how that baby got there.
i used to believe that a baby whil;e it was growing was in the stomach of the mother...and thats where it ate from...but then i wondered where it would go to the bathroom.
I was about 6 when my mother decided to get her tubes tied because my parents didn't want anymore kids. When she was having her operation I told evryone she was getting her tonsils tied!
When my brother and I were little, we used to believe that when ur mum eats a lot...she becomes too fat. And all the bananas she ate became legs, the pumpkins made head and all these other foods made body parts. Then mum would vomit all the junk she didn't need and she would everyday. Then the doctor had to take the baby out by opening the tummy and then peeling off the skin of all the vegetables anf fruits...bizarrae...i know
I used to think that babies came from men and women merely sleeping in the same bed.
When I was a kid, I thought that if people wanted babies, they'd have to get married, have no sex, and a baby would come on it's own. I figured out how it all worked when my family's donkeys had sex. Now, since I'm not a kid anymore, I know all about sex.
I used to think that if you kissed lots, then a baby popped out with clothes on (straight away)
when i was little i used to believed has i was born in a caulig flower
I used to believe babies were born in daddies' bellies.
When I was little I used to believe that when you were born you already had a VERY tiny baby growing inside of you.Every year that baby got a teeny bit bigger. When you wanted the baby to come out you just went to the doctors and they would cut open your stomach and take it out. I believed that all the way up till 4th grade.
When I was a child I used to beleive that children were brought by a stork!! Italians love to tell this story to children....I even remember having a vivid dream about it...ummmm was it real?? :-)
my freind used to think babies came out of microwaves. apparently you put a ready to heat packet in the micro wave set it for two minutes and the baby would be ready to come out.
I used to think that a boy and girl could not have a baby if they were kids
I was around 8 or 9. My mother was pregnant and I had questions! My Dad was doing the best he could explaining everything but he couldn't quite bring himself to tell how the sperm got from the man to the woman.
So, after MANY sessions going into all the anatomical stuff on each side and all the gestational stuff about the baby's progress, I finally got a little impatient and asked the crucial question.
"Dad, I understand all this stuff but HOW DOES THE SPERM GET FROM THE MAN TO THE WOMAN?"
My Dad wasn't generally a smoker but whenever we'd have one of these sessions, he was smoking. After this question he took a drag on that cigarette that consumed about half of it in one go. He said,"Well you know the man and the woman sleep in the same bed and sometimes they roll over on each other ACCIDENTALLY!" He totally ran for cover!
I still smile about this 50 years later.