As a child, I often had some thoughts that I’ve since realised were kinda weird. Other times, I had thoughts I still stand by today, but they wouldn’t make for as good a blog post, so we’ll ignore those for now. Instead, I thought I’d share with you some of the random and seemingly illogical thoughts and questions I had growing up.
1. I thought Piglet from Winnie-the-Pooh was a girl. I don’t know why. There’s not much reason for it.
2. I also thought that Christopher Robin from Winnie-the-Pooh was a girl. That’s even less logical, and I have no idea why I thought that, but it actually took someone pointing it out to me as a child to realise I was wrong. I think it was the hair or something, who knows.
3. This one isn’t so much a thought as a problem, but when I’d watch cartoons or certain films, most of the time I literally had no idea what was going on. And I never questioned it. To this day I have no idea why I never understood them, I think it’s because I had a harder time making sense of spoken word than written word (to this day I still get tongue-tied trying to explain my thoughts aloud rather than written). I’ve since watched things again, now that I’m older, and they make so much more sense now!
4. Being so much of a bookworm, I realised as I grew up that a lot of the words I’d only become familiar with through reading, I pronounced wrong. Like ‘ecclesiastical’. I’m still convinced it ought to be pronounced like “eckle-siastical”, like Eccles cakes. I only found out I was saying that wrong when I was seventeen and my parents still tease me for it.
5. Either this is common or completely weird, but when I was way younger I was convinced that somehow people all died in (why am I telling the internet this) chronological order… So basically whoever was born first would die first. Goodness only knows why I was thinking about that sort of thing at the age of seven, which is when I remember having that conversation.
Anyone else remember having weird childhood thoughts?