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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.
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
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.
i used to believed tat human goes on forever. I got real panic when i realised that humans actually die. then a bright idea came to me and i felt calm. i thought to myself " when i grow to age of say 65 or so i shall annouce to the world that i can make us all revert to a younger age by reversing our watches and clocks synchronically!."
I used to believe that the world was made for me. And everyone else would dissapear and everything would stop working when I couldnt see it.
when i was 4 i used to believe that the world had only been around for 2000 years because it was year 2000 and they started counting the years when the world was born.
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.
When my sister was little she couldn't grasp an understanding of the phrase 'this morning'. Given that it was today, tonight and tomorrow she simply assumed it was called tomorning and continued calling it this for a good number of months!
When I was a child I thought there was: twelve o'clock in the morning, twelve o'clock in the afternoon and twelve o'clock at night:)
When I was little my dad used to watch the weather channel and they would always talk about the wheat days and I wondered why until I asked my dad and he said they were week days.
When I was little I didn't see the difference between days and weeks. So one day I told my friends
I was going to the town where my Grandparents live called Deep River for 2 days. What I really meant was two weeks. Two days after I left they started to worry and thought that I drowned in a deep river and died...they were all very suprised when I came back alive two weeks later!
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.
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.
I used to believe that the future (robots, flying cars, plastic clothes) was in 1992. I guy told me so when I was young. Perhaps he said so because something hot would come out in 1992.
I really though we would be in the future in 1992.
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.
As I child... I thought time didn't REALLY exist. I thought that time was like a frame of a cartoon film : It wasn't moving, but it looked like it. I also thought your soul traveled through each frame in a different posistion each time.
I abandoned it until I read a book on the idea.
I always thought that after 1999 it would be 1990 again, but with different months and days of the week
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.
One New Years Eve when I was small, my mother came up to talk me into bed, and as she left the room she called "see you next year". I started crying and shouted "Why? Where are you going till then?" thinking she was going away for a year!
When 1969 turned to 1970 my Dad showed me a calendar and tried to explain days, weeks, months, years and decades. I picked all that up quickly enough but couldn't for the life of me figure out how the four digits representing the year figured into the picture. I thought that the year that was ending had 1,969 days in it and the new year was going to have 1,970 days, and this would just keep going on and on, that every year would get longer. But adults were always saying "Every year seems to get shorter." I was totally flummoxed until this was properly explained.