Hello Humans of the internet! It’s Monday, yet again. Isn’t it funny how time just keeps moving forward and we feel the need to mark it’s passing? I have a day off from work today for Labor Day. What am I doing with my time off? you ask. Well, I’m getting caught up on here and trying to pre-write and schedule some posts because it’s hard to have a full time job and blog. Not that I have anything to complain about. I love blogging and I love my job; I wouldn’t give up either. On with the post.
As some of you may remember, I posted once before about Things that I Believed for Way to Long. That time was regarding the number of days in months and its right here, if you want to read that one. I was kind of a strange and gullible child so, there are a lot of these it’s probably going to be a long series.
I believed that my grandmother was 27 until I was 11 years old.
Every year on her birthday, when we asked her how old she was, she would respond with “27.” And I just excepted that as fact. I guess to child me, 27 sounded pretty old, I don’t know. The really funny thing is that when I was 11, I didn’t suddenly realize that my grandmother couldn’t be 27 because I knew that my mother was 40. Nope, that didn’t occur to me. I thought that I was really smart though, because I remembered that she had told me that she was turning 27 the year before. Now, I was starting to grasp time, so I understood then that you couldn’t turn the same age twice. But it somehow came up with one of my friends whose grandmother had been complaining about being old. To this friend I had said, “Oh yeah, my grand mother’s pretty old too. She lies about being 27, but I know that she’s really 28 because she turned 27 last year.”
Middle schoolers are mean and that friend let me know exactly how stupid I was to believe that my grandmother was 28 when my mom was 40. We got past that and we’re still friends. But yeah, I felt really dumb that day.
I really hope that I’m not the only one who believed a bunch of untrue stuff when they were growing up. Trust me there are a lot more of these to come. Please share something you believed as a kid, just so I feel a little bit better about how gullible I was.
much love, AK