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When i was 2/3 i got confused between early and late cos i didn't know which meant early and which meant late so one time when i was going to school and we got there early i thaught we were late and i would get in trouble so i had a long and confusing conversation with my dad trying to work out which was which!
One time I heard my mom talking on the phone with my aunt. She was talking about how we were going to lose an hour (daylight savings). I thought that we were literally going to have one hour less in the day and that there would be one less hour every day from then on.
when i was young, i believed that there was a universal clock throughout the world that would chime at 12 midnight. my sis told me about it and i stayed up one night with her to listen to it. and i heard it!!! i was so amazed. i believed in it all the way till i was 10 years old, when my sis revealed to me the truth. that night, she sang the chime softly while i looked out of the window, straining to hear the chime of the world clock.
i thought that when the new year came around, it was the worlds birthday so we had to celebrate it otherwise the world wuold get a bad temper and destroy us so, a few days until New years eve i asked mum to make a big b-day cake and she always looked confused. this went on till i was 4
Before I understood the concept of telling time, I assumed that grown-ups somehow had the ability to know automatically what time it was at any given moment, like maybe they had hidden sensors or something in their bodies. This seemed only natural, as my parents were always able to tell me what time it was whenever I asked.
I used to believe that 'ten to' (ten minutes until a certain hour/fifty minutes past a certain hour) was actually 10:02 AM. I was surprised that when I asked someone what time it was, it was often '10:02' and never '10:03' or '10:04'.
I used to think that there were only two times it could be in an hour. For example if it was in the 4:00 hour it could only be 4:00 or 4:30.
my mom used to use the term 15 o' clock to describe a late time....well, my little sister thought it was a real time...there for one time, when i was playing my my best friend in the early morning before the school bus came...back when i was like 10, we were running a little late...so my little sister came running around the corner yelling at us to get ready because it was already 15 o'clock ...and she was as serious as can be.
I used to beleive 'good days' were when absolutely nothing went wrong and everything went perfectly. If one little thing didn't go my way, I considered it a 'bad day'. When I was six, I declared to my shocked parents I never had a good day in my entire life, every day was a bad day.
This passed year my 6 year old sister was completely shocked to find out fall startes on September 21st and not when the leaves begin to change colors and fall off the trees. In fact, it surprised her that all the seasons start on a certain date instead of a change in nautre.
do u know how the other day means 2 days ago well when i was younger thought the other day was yesterday
When I was about 4 I had a hard time figuring out how to relate to someone when something had happened the night before....So I would tell them it happened yesterday's night.
I knew that there was a leap year every four years, and I knew there was a presidential election every four years, so I assumed, not so unreasonably, that the election must be on February 29!
I believed that "suppertime" was a definite time at which everyone in the world simultaneously ate supper. When I was playing with some of my friends and some of them had to go home because it was suppertime, I ran home and scolded everyone: "Why aren't you having supper? It's suppertime!"
When I was four or five, I got out of bed one night to join my mother and her friend downstairs. It was very late, so my mother and her friend convinced me that little boys who were awake after midnight turn into girls. Once I was back in bed, I had to keep checking that my privates were still there and my hair was still short. I had no clock in my room, so I was terrified that the stroke of midnight could come at any time and I would become a yucky girl.
I used to think that if you stayed up until 12 o'clock then went to sleep you would sleep through the whole day and wake up the day after.
When I was a little kid, I loved watching "before-sleep show" on TVP1 channel (I was really cartoon addicted), which always ran at seven pm. Since I started watching it when I was three (?) and it was winter, I was sure it was aired when it was dark outside. Then when summer came and sun still was arise behind the window when I watched favourite characters on TV, I was very confused - back then, I imagined day as divided into two main parts: daytime and nightime, and I couldn't understand why they moved my show from early nightime into daytime!
I thought that if you changed the time on the clock, it turns that time. I thought this cuz my parents changed the clock for daylight savings times and i thought 'hey it changed, the time changed!' I changed my clock to 10:00pm and was astounded. I couldnt change the time in real life, it was still light out. So i thought that only parents could change the time. I asked my sis and she had to set me straight.
I used to think Boxing Day was called that either because you had to put your presents back in their boxes for another year or because there was nothing but Boxing Matches on the telly. Either way, I remember crying a lot at the end of Christmas Day.
I also used to think that Lent was so called because you were only allowed to eat lentils.
I believed that my dad was born before the dodo birds were extinct, and i had mentioned it to my teacher, she laffed. Turns out they have been extinct since 1600's. My parents still tease me about that.