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In 1976, the US celebrated the Bicentennial. I was 6 and figured Iwould get to enjoy the celebration again in 10 years.
When I was a child and i asked my mother "What day is it today?" She would reply "Monday(or whatever) all day". So... I thought that on some days must change part way through and were like half was Monday anfd the other half Tuesday!
We all know that the initials B.C stand for Before Christ. However I always thought that A.D likewise meant After the Devil!!!
My auntie asked me when I was younger to go to the living room while she was cooking for us to see what time it was. I didn't argue and went to look at the clock and came back to report that it was 7 o'clock. I think it was about midday. I just didn't know how to read time yet and the people on tv always said it was 7 o'clock.
When I was young I thought that there were ony 11 months in the year...When we were made to recite them endlessly in class, I thought that Junejuly was one month.
In a 24 hour day, you slept 12 hours and were awake 12 hours
I used to believe Saturday occurred once a year. It took so long for that ever so anticipated saturday-candy. But then one saturday i thought. hey wasnt it saturday not so long ago? So i saked my father about it and he explained. After that day time has gone so much faster. It's a shame, I liked being a kid. except for the donts och all that stuff.
I was never allowed to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve until I was about 8. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that a marching band in full regalia did NOT march past my front door "bringing in the New Year". All that time, I'd thought I was really missing out on something when I was sent to bed early.
I was convinced that the TV networks didn't know when midnight was! Every year on New Year's Eve, we would watch the ball drop in New York City at "midnight", but it would always only be 11pm in Dallas where I was! I wish someone would have explained time zones to me earlier.
An hour and a half is exactly the same as half an hour
I use to believe that on some days, or dates, the day would change in the middle to another day.
three points of evidence were:
(1) towards the latter week of the
month of some calanders, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday would have a slash through the square for the date with one date (eg 22) in the top half and another (eg 29, seven days later in the lower half.
(2) the clock wad divided into two 12 hour sections (AM vs PM) which repeated, and on the days that switched in the middle, the switch occurred at noon, with the PM 12 hour section to facilitate the crossover
(3) my folks would often ask each other what day of the week it was (eg "Is is Tuesday today"), with the resonse being "Yes, all day). Well, clearly then on other days the day must have changed.
When I was about four, I got my first digital watch and I remember my parents kept asking me what time it was, so that I'd get used to it. I kept giving out the wrong time, because whenever it read say, 4:20, I thought the :20 could mean 20 "to" 4, or 20 "past" four. I just took it in turns
When I started taking notice of daylight savings and the process of 'changing the clocks', I used to think that peoples'tongue-in-cheek claims that the curtains would fade, or the farmers would have to milk the cows in the dark, were quite valid.
As a young child, whenever I asked my mother what day it was, she would say, "Its tuesday, all day". I therefore assumed that certain days must change partway through the day.
Since my birthday is in September, and since the school year generally began in September, I thought that was when the New Year began. I still envision the calendar starting with September with January in the middle.
I used to think that Sunday came first, then Saturday. I had a reason. Sunday was Sunny and Fun. And Saturday, Sadderday I thought it was, was a day to be sad because the weekend was over. I told my mom and she laughed. Now I have no explaination of why they're callede Sat. and Sun.
When I was younger I had no concept of time. I only knew that the Rugrats cartoon show was a half hour long. Whenever my mom would do something, say, go to work, I would be like "For how many Rugrats shows?" and she would figure it out and say "For 18 shows." I was obviously obsessed.
I used to think that the faster a person fell asleep, the faster time went, so the faster they woke up. I shared a room with my brother, and he always fell asleep quickly, so it was my belief that he was thousands of days ahead of me in time, and i was back living in his past!
When I was very young and was sent to early (7pm, 8pm) I couldn't comprehend that I could sleep for a whole 12 hours. I presumed the clock went from 12 midnight straight to 8am skipping the hours in between.
I used to believe that each year was like a circle, with December at the bottom and July at the top and when I thought about what month it was, I'd imagine myself standing on the circle. It still seems to make perfect sense to me!