When I was a kid I use to think (believe), eat, play, etc.

Kerbluey

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When I was 10 my 18-year-old cousin’s girlfriend got pregnant. Of course, I overheard his mother (my aunt) and my mom expressing shock and dismay a lot, but being only 10 I didn’t quite understand. After much thought I determined women got pregnant in the dead of night by surprise as they were asleep, and that explained why everyone was so shocked.
 

Jojo4124

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When I was a little kid, we had what I think was a tree stump or something. We kept it in the house. I think it may have been carved. It’s been so long ago I can’t remember. But I was scared of it. My parents named it Herman in the hopes that I wouldn’t be scared anymore. I used to watch the Munsters so they thought that would work. It didn’t.

I used to end up getting all of the carrots from my brother and sister because they hated carrots. My mom never understood why I had so many on my plate.

I thought there was a monster in my closet and I would fuss at it or I would cry.

I rode in the back of my dad’s pickup truck and I lived.

My sister and I spent quite a bit of time standing on our heads.

When I would get upset with one of my family members I’d go talk to my pet rabbit. I haven’t quite outgrown that. When I get upset, anxious, sad, whatever, I sometimes get one of the guinea pigs, usually the same one because she’ll snuggle, and I talk to her and pet her. She listens, probably hoping I don’t get my tears on her fur. She reached up one day and licked my chin, like she was trying to tell me it’s gonna be ok. She is such a sweet little fur baby.

I’m sure there’s more but I can’t remember. My dad told me that the memory was the second thing to go. I asked him what was the first thing and he said “ I can’t remember “
My mom had a wooden spoon to spank us with that she named Betty! Lol I took on that tradition, and a friend of mine who had boys called her wooden spoon Bobby! Lol
 

caligal

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When my kids were in the 1st and 2nd grade They came home and announced that they were learning the football song. I asked them what football song as I had never heard of such.
They sang Oh say can you see, and I just cracked up laughing so hard. Of course I quickly corrected them.
 

Cloud Watcher

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I thought the presence of oxygen was what caused a person to feel pain, so I used to hold my breath if I injured myself or, for instance, if I got stung or bitten (whatever it is they do) by red ants, which were plentiful where I lived.

I would misinterpret words of a song or misinterpret the meaning. When the Beach Boys sang Little GTO, I thought they were saying Che che O. Being a romantic from an early age, I often thought certain song lyrics were about loving in a romantic sense, when they were really about making whoppee. I was so disappointed when I got older and realized some of it was actually crude.

When I was supposed to be cleaning the bathroom, I would climb up on the cabinet and get the orange flavored baby aspirin out of the medicine cabinet, and eat one or two.

If I needed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I would stand on the bed and take a running leap to land as far away from my bed as possible, so the snakes that were hiding under the bed wouldn't get me.
 

Reason & Hope

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When I was a kid, I loved the wind. Still love the feel of it, but back then I would go outside with an umbrella and try to get the wind to take me up. Perhaps I had seen Mary Poppins?

Now I look forward to the day when I will rise in the air, but it won't be the wind. It will be Jesus taking me up.
 

Umbrella Girl

Now we see through a glass, darkly; (1 Cor 13:12)
When I was a kid, I loved the wind. Still love the feel of it, but back then I would go outside with an umbrella and try to get the wind to take me up. Perhaps I had seen Mary Poppins?

Now I look forward to the day when I will rise in the air, but it won't be the wind. It will be Jesus taking me up.
Sounds like something I would try, too…:lol
 

Salluz

Aspiring Man of God
A few good ones:

I thought Jesus lived in the US. It made me feel very patriotic.

The letter "elemeno" came after K. H I J K Elemeno P.

The dinosaurs were killed by a "meat eater" instead of "meteor" (I didn't realize until even later that that timeline wasn't possible either way)
 

Praying

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when I was a little girl, around 6 years old, we lived in the country, and had a butane tank in the back yard. It had a cylinder type lid on it, covering the gauge, and tubes. I used to pretend it was a horse and put a blanket on it (my saddle) and used my jump rope on the cylinder type lid (his head) as the reigns.
We had a large concrete wrap around porch I used to play hopscotch on. Between this, and "my horse", I could stay busy all day! :lol
 
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