When we are young we will believe any old thing. Won't we?
Are we gullible or just open minded?
Maybe a mix of both.
When we're children everything is never fully explained until down the road.
Plus we're lied to by adults who think it's fun to fabricate about life to kids.
When we look back we have to laugh.
Kids are crazy.
Redditor xitslennywitchx wanted to know about the children's minds. They asked:
"What is the dumbest thing you thought as a child?"
For the longest time I thought Elton John was singing to Tony Danza. Not a "Tiny Dancer." I hear that's a common one.
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"My mother gave birth to everyone including my father and probably even random strangers around me."
Outside of School
"That teachers slept over night at school."
"I saw my first grade teacher in Kroger one day and it scared the crap out of me. I didn't think she was allowed to leave the school."
"Not me, but my sister had some kids at Sunday school. When she mentioned something about her mom, the kids were so shocked. My sister cracked up and asked them 'did you think I stayed only in this room for all of my life?' Apparently the kids thought exactly that."
"Every day my dad would come home from work and put a handful of change on the dresser. I thought that's what he was paid that day."
"Once when I was a kid I was at my dads office and his coworker handed him some change and I 100% thought the same."
"I clearly had superpowers because when I ran I could hear the wind in my ears- I must have been approaching the speed of sound. I also remember being amazed at my powerful breath which could push a SOLID piece of paper across a desk."
"I also had ear-wind superpowers. I also believed that I had other powers that I just hadn’t figured out how to use."
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"I thought when it starts to rain every where in the world was raining at the same time, like no where was safe."
That rain one I forgot about. I thought that too. LOL.
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"I must’ve been 6 and my parents always told me 'Think of the starving children.' I started intentionally throwing away food. I thought the trash can was some type of portal to the starving children."
D & D
"Thought drinking and driving meant any drink."
"I remember freaking out that we were all gonna go to jail because the sign said 'Don’t drink and drive and my dad had a coke."
"Reminds me of the Phil of the Future episode where the cop pulls the parents over and ask if he’s been drinking and he say 'nothing but all day.'"
Here Comes Baby
"When I was quite little I thought having babies was mandatory by law and that boys also had babies. The idea of being forced to have a baby was the worst thing imaginable to me. I was ready to dodge the baby draft."
"Mine is sort of along the same line. Before I knew about sex, I thought women spontaneously became pregnant. I was legit terrified my (hypothetical future) wife would become pregnant without me doing anything to cause it before we were physically, mentally or financially prepared."
"I thought you only had the blood you were born with and when you ran out that's when you died. I was very careful to avoid cuts."
"I was so worried that we only have a certain number of layers of skin, so I was also very concerned about cuts and scrapes. Could only graze my knee seven times before my bones started showing I guess!"
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"I thought peanuts were made from peanut butter. Like I thought the factory had peanut shaped molds, like a cupcake mold, and they’d fill it with peanut butter and bake. Voila! Peanuts."
In the tummy
"When I was 7, my Mom was pregnant and I asked how did the baby get in her tummy. My parents answered that my Dad had the seed to make the baby and he gave that to my Mom. The only way I could understand my Dad giving my Mom something that was inside him was to visualize him vomiting on her. It was disgusting to imagine! Absolutely disgusting!"
Oh the innocence of it all. I miss it. Now there are things I wish I could forget.
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