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Old 06-20-08, 07:32 PM
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Parents just don't understand (silly things kids believed)

I saw the thread about funny things kids say and that sparked a memory from my childhood of a time my dad took me to a restaurant... I suppose it was a Happy Chef/Denny's type of a place. I must have been 6 years old at the time or so (so even if it was Happy Chef/Denny's or some place like that, I perceived it as a pretty fancy place!)

I remember he ordered me a cheeseburger, but I refused to eat it because it had these black stripes on the meat. And because I refused to eat it, he wouldn't buy me any candy when we left while he shelled out money for a cigar.

And I had a very good reason to not eat it! I saw the stripes on the meat and thought it was tiger meat! I wasn't going to eat any tiger!

So keep that in mind, parents, next time your kid is fussing about something, you may have no idea what is going through their mind to cause that fussing!

What are some of the silly things you believed as a kid?
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I believed in rainbows and puppy dogs and fairy tales.

And I believed in the family - Mom and Dad and Grandma.. and Uncle Tom, who waved his penis.

And I believed 8 of the 10 Commandments.

And I believed in going to church every Sunday, unless there's a game on.

And I believed that sex is one of the most beautiful, wholesome and natural things…that money can buy.

And I believed it's derogatory to refer to a woman's breasts as "boobs", "jugs", "winnebagos" or "golden bozos"…and that you should only refer to them as "hooters".

And I believed you should put a woman on a pedestal...high enough so you can look up her dress.

And I believed in equality, equality for everyone...no matter how stupid they were, or how much better I was than they were.

And, people say I'm crazy for believing this, but I believed that robots were stealing my luggage.

And I believed I made a mistake when I bought a 30-story 1-bedroom apartment.

And I believed the Battle of the Network Stars should’ve been fought with guns.

And I believed that Ronald Reagan could’ve made this country what it once was - an arctic region covered with ice.

And, lastly, I believed that of all the evils on this earth, there is nothing worse than the music you're listening to right now. That's what I believed.
Old 06-20-08, 07:56 PM
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I believed I invented the word boost, as in "Hey sis, give me a boost on my Big Wheel."
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I beleived that when I was an adult I'd have a fucking flying car.....
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I watched a lot of prime-time television as a child, and for the longest time I thought that sex meant two people kissing naked under the sheets.
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That my folks would never seperate or die.

OH! 'SILLY' things! (Sorry. )

That chocolate milk came from brown cows and African American women.

-Paul

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I thought men could have babies
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i always thought life gets better when you get a job, get out of elementary school, high school. Once your out, you realize were at the best places at those times.
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I used to believe in UFOs, aliens, and ghosts. Silly me.
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I believed that there was a little town underneath my bed. Don't ask me why.
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...where cruel overlord Dust Bunnies ruled the townsfolk with an IRON PAW!!!
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OH!

Treesa JUST remembered that she used to believe that Boots (when not worn and late at night) came alive and would chase you if you had to get up to pee!

(Needless to say, she wet the bed for many years. )
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
I beleived that when I was an adult I'd have a fucking flying car.....
Well, blame the people who won't throw their hat over the wall.
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I used to think my clothes and toys had parties after midnight.

I also, at one time, thought married people had sex every night when they went to bed. It was like brushing your teeth or something, it was just what you did if you were married. Of course, I only had the vaguest idea of what "sex" was, at the time.
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When i was 2 or 3 I used to believe that that those scrubbing bubbles (bathroom cleaner) really could talk like in the commercials. I tried to convince my mom to buy it so I could see them for real but she never did.
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When I first heard the term "eat a girl out", I thought you were down there actually eating something. What... I had no idea.
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When I was really young I used to think that the land I could see in the distance when I was at the beach was England, when it was just a peninsula or the other side of a bay.
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For some reason I had it in my head for the longest time that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls. I knew they didn't mate, but I guess I never thought about how they reproduced.

I thought Oral Sex was talking about sex.
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Originally Posted by amd555
i always thought life gets better when you get a job, get out of elementary school, high school. Once your out, you realize were at the best places at those times.
Yeah, not really.
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I thought I was allergic to showers, which frequently led to hives appearing all over my arms and legs almost immediately after turning off the hot water! At some point someone must have sat me down for the goosebumps talk...
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Yeah, not really.
Agreed. I didn't mind school, but I'm sure as hell happy that it's over...
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I believed that E.T. was hiding in my basement.

I believed that essay was spelled SA.
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I thought mentions on the news of Euthanasia, were Youth in Asia -- and that there were problems with american soldiers fathering too many kids in asian countries during war time.
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
I believed that E.T. was hiding in my basement.

I believed that essay was spelled SA.
Whaz up SA?

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I didn't understand why a secret recipe, like for Kentucky Fried Chicken, could remain a secret. I wondered why they couldn't analyze it in a lab or something and figure out what's in it.

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