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I was 9 and it was new years eve. My family was watching all the other countries around the world celebrate the new year. At one point i said, "isn't it cool how we are the only ones that get to celebrate new years eve at midnight?" Hey, i was 9, the whole time zone concept was still new to me!
When I was little I used to be afraid that when I flushed the toilet I would make the spirits of the house angry and I only had 10 seconds after flushing to find someone or the spirits could get me. So i would stand as far away from the toilet as possible, then flush and run like hell through the house trying to find someone.
My Mom told me that the reason why you go to bed later than normal and have dinner later than normal (when we were in Nova Scotia for a vacation we had dinner at 8:30pm) was because the closer you got to Greenwich England the faster time goes by.
When I was young I would ask what da it was and people would say to me 'It's Wednesday all day' ( or whatever day it was). So I used to believe that there was a point in the year when it would be Wednesday in the morning and Thursday in the afternoon - why else would they have used the phrase?
i remember asking my mum when my friends would come over and she'd say something like "after lunch" or "after dinner" i thought that meant that if i ate my lunch or dinner at 8am my friends would come straight after
On New Year's Eve (about to be 1996) around 11:30, I asked my mom when 1995 was going to come again. SHe told me years only came around once and that it wasn't coming back. I started crying hysterically screaming "I don't want 1995 to go I like it here!" My mom told me it was okay and that 1996 was going to be a better year, but I cryed "But 1995 was my favorite!" I had just turned 4 two weeks before this incident.
**What makes this even funnier is that 1995 was the year when:
~My aunts dog attacked me
~I almost drowned in a pool because I thought I was ready for the deep end.
~I fell off a swingset and hit my head on a rusty fence.
~I ran into the kitchen table head-first and had to go to the hospital (well this was about the third time i did this in my life...i should have learned.
Why on Earth would I want this year to come back?
my b-day is on december 31
and right now it is december 3
well, im only 10 right now and on december 3 2004 i found out sunday is the first day of the week, not monday!
I used to wonder that maybe in reality I just repeat the same day over and over. I was always relieved when the next day arrived, but I always wondered, Is this my last day? How would I know? And hey, I found out there's a movie like that called Grounhog day.
I used to believe that summer vaction lasted a year (that is how long it felt to me). I was very upset when I found out how long it really was.
We owned this huge digital clock microwave ever since I was little. Everytime 25 or 52 would appear on the clock I would pretend to drink something because the 25(digitally) looked like a bottle and the 52 looked like a goblet. Thankfully the microwave broke when I was 11, so I stopped weirding people out with my pantomine drinking.
I use to be afriad of 11 pm. My bedtime was usually 9 or 10, but I had gotten it in my head that something would go wrong if I were up at 11 pm, I wouldn't get my full 8 hours of rest (probably something my parents put in me). One night, my parents were out and I stayed up late watching TV; it rolled around to 11pm and I wasn't asleep. I ran to my parents crying, "I wasn't going to get my full 8 hours of sleep." They both laughed. Now I barely sleep at all.
when i was in 1st grade my friend was in a different class than me. she told me one day that her teacher's birthday was on february 29th and that she only had a birthday every four years. we were determined to figure out how a nine or ten year old could look so old and be a teacher.
I used to think that on day light savings time you had to stay up till 2:00am to change the clocks!
When I was about 8 I use to look at the clock to see if it was time to go to school, but I was convinced if I looked at the clock, looked away and didn't look at it again right away time would move faster. It was a superstition I some how convinced myself of at that time. I somehow got past it. And really don't have any superstitions now.
My parents listened to alot of Beatles music when I was little. When I heard the song "Eight Days a Week" I figured that in England there must be eight days to the week. I spent alot of time wondering what the eighth day was called, and trying to figure out why they got an extra day.
I thought that Boxing Day had something to do with boxing, like watching a global boxing competition.
I used to believe that there were only 10 years, 1990 - 1999 and that they just cycled over and over again. I told my mom that "I remember when it was 1997 last time!"
In 1990, when I was only three years old, I just loved to watch Sesame Street, and each day I was looking forward till 3:00PM when it started. Due to my understanding of time in the age 3, I only knew that Sesame Street starts, when small hand points at three. One day I just couldn't wait anymore and moved clock's hand at three, hoping it will make Sesame Street earlier :) My mother wondered afterward, why the hell clock is showing quarter past three when it was before midday :)
When I was in the third grade I had one of those days that just "flies by". It just seemed to be over before I knew it.
While commenting on this to my teacher I asked her if it was a leap year because I thought the days were shorter in leap years.
When we flew to California from Chicago by an airplane the first time, I thought it took only two hours to get to get there. Then I found out that it took four hours because someone announced that the local time was 5:30PM. We left Chicago at 3 PM (Central Time Zone) and I didn't know what time-zones really is!