What I Used to Think when I was a Child

What I used to Think when I was a Child

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Some days are really tough for me with handling deadlines, balancing accounts and bills, day job struggles and new projects… and it got me thinking how life was easy when I was a child. Guess I was strange in that I wasn’t eager to grow up.

At that time, I had my hand drawn comic books to play with and they kept me busy all day. I had a huge imagination which is probably why I love to write.

Anyway, I had some of the most simple and silliest thoughts and things I did that I’d figured would be fun to share with you today. You might be able to identify with at least one of these!

  1. I thought there were people inside the radio making it speak.
  2. I couldn’t pronounce grandma or grandmother, so I used to say “grog grog” and later I added a ‘y’ so I named her Groggy to everyone until she passed away in 1999. 
  3. I pronounced spaghetti as basghetti.
  4. I couldn’t understand why when you turn off the TV and turned it on hours later that the program wouldn’t pick up where I left off.
  5. I didn’t realize that every time I had a birthday so did my mother, I thought she be the same age forever.
  6. I used to eat chalk.
  7. I thought everybody lived “happily ever after”.
  8. I thought street cleaning machines would suck me under them and turn me into soap.
  9. All was right in the world with McDonald’s cheeseburger, fries and a vanilla shake.
  10. I couldn’t figure out how the presidents’ pictures got on top of coins.
  11. How did my baby brother get in my mother’s stomach?

I wasn’t a child but had to add this, when the blue M&M’s came out in 1995, I’d avoid eating them cause I was convinced I’d get a sore throat because of the blue color!

These kinda made me chuckle, so what did you believe when you were a kid? I’d love for you to share!

Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.