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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!"
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.
I used to believe that January 1st was that day that everyone rushed to the stores to by a new calender.
I used to believe that a dynasty lasted for a thousand years and when my father told me that it was the length of time that a chinese emporor ruled I thought they were really special men to be able to live for so long!
that if you had fun, time would literally pass by faster
When I was little, I was very confused if the dinosaurs or Adam and Eve were on the earth first. When I first heard that dinosaur bones could be found undergorund, I came to the conclusion that People lived on the surface and dinosaurs lived underground. I tried to dig underground in my backyard so I could ride a dinosaur.
I used to believe that the day would change to the next day after my parents went to bed!
I thought that a year was divided into two parts, the "school year" and "summer break" - they each felt equally long. It wasnt until my sister (damn her) explained otherwise that I realize how short the summerbreak actually was in comparison.
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 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.
I don't remember how or why, but somehow my sister convinced me that everyone skipped the year 2000 because scientific evidence proved that the Earth was older than that, and skipped right on to 2001... I believed her for above three years. Seriously XD
For some reason, probably because I was always in bed early, I didn't know it got dark outside. The first time we went to a movie, and came out after sunset, I freaked out because I thought the world was coming to an end. It took several evening sunset's to get me over that experience.
when i was a kid i used to believe that there was one week of spring (from spring break), three months of summer (from summer break), One month of winter (from christmas break) and the rest was fall.
I used to believe tomorrow was Friday. No matter what day of the week it was. I once overheard someone say tomorrow is Friday so I thought tomorrow=Friday.
I used to think a day was 60 hours long, just like an hour is 60 minutes long and a minute is 60 seconds long. I thought we just slept through most of it.
When I used to ask my Dad what day it was, he'd either say (as an example) "It's Wednesday" or "Wednesday all day". I asked him several times who decided whether it stayed Wednesday all day or not, but he never adequately explained...
When i was 13 i was going to London for the weekend. When i looked at my planeticket, i saw that the trip took one hour longer from London to Bergen than from Bergen to London. It was a tricky question i finally managed to work out at the end of my journey (with plenty of help from my cousin...)
An hour and a half is exactly the same as half an hour
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?
When I was a kid - about six or seven years old - I didn't think that midnight was a time of day. I thought it meant that it was late at night - not just late at night, but it had to be stormy to be midnight!