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I used to believe that January 1st was that day that everyone rushed to the stores to by a new calender.
i had trouble with telling time....until one day when i was 6 i happened to watch the clock turn from 1:59 to 2:00...I asked my mom why it didn't finish getting to 2:99....he he he
My dad once told me that a button on his watch, when pushed, would "beam him up" to another time. I was afraid to hold his watch-hand for fear of touching it by accident.
I remember my first leap year. I remember seeing the calander had an extra day for the month of February, and I began to think that every year, February added another day to the month. I figured it out the next year when there were only 28 days again.
You know the saying "Don't wear white after labor day"? Well I used to think that you couldn't wear white at all because "after labor day" lasted up until the next labor day so I never ever wanted to wear white. I believed that until age 13. That's when I finally asked my dad and he told me that it was from labor day until easter.
When I was little, I used to believe that when the night would come that it would stay night forever until I went to bed.
I use to think labor day was neighbor day where you would go out and visit all your neighbors.
MY MUM SAYS THAT IF YOU DO YOUR WASHING ON NEW YEARS DAY, ITS UNLUCKY AS IT WILL WASH THE FAMILYS HEALTH AWAY! I WILL STILL NOT DO ANY WASHING ON THAT DAY !!!
I just used to think that seconds were minutes and minutes were seconds....I believed that until about 5th grade.
I know...it's sad.
When i was in first grade, i made the
"discovery" that the day started really early. (i didn't know that there were 24 hours and that everybody knew this) and i thought i was a genius because i had "discovered" this. i was so happy because i thought i would get aknowledged or awarded. =]
Around christmas time at the age of eight or nine, I was in the mall with my parents and my sister. I asked what day it was and my sister replied that it was saturday. I said, but yesterday was saturday and she told me that there is a special time of year when the day repeats itself. I believed this for quite some time.
I used to belive that everyone got made at the same time and that we all had unigue ages and that we would stay the same age for eternity.
I didn't used to understand that time moves the same for everyone (well, assuming we are all traveling at the same speed under the same gravitational forces). I assumed that it was only a matter of time until I was as old as the older kids in the neighborhood.
I used to believe that there was a blank day (a day of just blue skies and fluffy white clouds) between years, after December 31st and before January 1st.
When i was little, my dad told me that the time when the sun is setting was called "Eggbert time". I went over to a friends house the next day, and i told her i had to leave because it was Eggbert time. I still remember that she gave me the strangest look...
good times, good times
As I was getting more mature, I started getting allowance for my chores. I was saving up because at my age there wasn't much I wanted to buy.
I was also discovering the concept of time. I was determined to know what time bed time was, and when I had to wake up and so on. I constantly asked my father what time it was so I could memorize such things.
After finding out how much allowance I had saved up, he told me,
"It's time for you to get a watch!"
everytime I asked for the time. I figured that it was an actual time of day and told everyone else the same until I actually bought a watch.
I used to believe that there were two or three days in between each month...a couple of days that had no dates, if you will.
I used to think that the snooze button on a Radio Alarm clock could hold time in one position so you could sleep on and still not be late. I have discovered this not to be true many times since those far off days!
My mother would used Sani'FLush granules which fizzed a lot to clean the toilet bowl - to keep us from using the toilet til it was clean she told me that if you sat down on the potty and granules were in it, if you urinated it would burn your bottom! Kept me from interfering....
I used to believe that, when I grew up, I would get to be older than my big sister.
This seemed logical at the time, since for every pair of male/female people I knew, the male was the eldest: my dad was older than my mum, my friend Ben was older than his sister, and... well, that was about it, actually. but to my mind, this meant that sooner or later I'd be older than my sister.
Once, when she was picking on me, I told her, "just you wait 'til I'm older than you!". She's still two years older than me, though, so we're still waiting.