15 Things We All Believed As Kids

Apart from believing in Father Christmas, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny and so on.. There are many other things that most of us believed as children. 

See if any of these ring a bell..

  1.  If you swallow chewing gum it will get wrapped around your heart, and stay in your stomach for seven years.
  2.  If you eat your crusts you will get curly hair.
  3. When in the bath, have your feet at the tap end. Because a monster lives in the plug hole and it could come out.
  4.  When an actor died in a film they died in real life as well.
  5.   If you misbehave the bogey man will come and take you away.
  6. Your cuddly toys came to life when you weren’t there.
  7.  Duvets and blankets protected you from monsters.
  8. Visiting your grandparents was the best treat ever, and you would look forward to the big home made meals and the mountain of sweet treats!
  9. You could never have too many stuffed toys, and would never grow too old for them.
  10. The opposite gender was ‘smelly’ and you wouldn’t be seen dead talking to them.
  11. If you tell lies your nose will grow longer.
  12. If you sat too close to the TV you would get square eyes.
  13. Members of your family could easily pinch your nose off your face with one grab.
  14. If you hold a buttercup under your chin, and your chin glows yellow then you love butter.
  15. The five second rule – if you drop food on the floor, you can still pick it up and eat it before 5 seconds.
(Who else still believes this one? Just me? Oh..)
 
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Things Your Mother Used To Say To You

Do you ever look back at your childhood and think about the things your mum used to always say to you?

Here are some of the things I can remember my mum saying to me.

1. Go to your room

2. Wait and see

3. Ask your father

4. Say pardon, not ‘what’

5. Back in my day

6. What did your last slave day of?

7. No pudding until you’ve eaten all your dinner

8. I’ve told you so many times

9. You’ll have someones eye out with that

10. If someone asked you to jump off a cliff, would you?

11. I want never gets

12. Trust me, it will all end in tears

13. If you eat all your carrots, you’ll be able to see in the dark

14. Who is she, the cats mother?

15. Don’t pull that face, if the wind changes it will stay like that forever

16. If you sit that close to the TV you’ll get square eyes

17. Don’t say I didn’t warn you

18. Take your coat off when you get inside or you won’t feel the benefit when you go outside

19. Close the door, you weren’t born in a barn

20. Because I said so

21. There is no such word as can’t

22. I don’t care if your dying, you’re going to school

Who remembers their mum saying similar things?

Age Confusions

Okay guys..

I am 20 years old, and the people who know me say I act like I’m in my late twenties but look 17.. Unfortunately I do have the typical ‘baby face’ but then some people I don’t know that well, think I am 6 years older, because my boyfriend is 26 and they just assume we are the same age.

But what I can’t get my head around is.. Why do I keep getting mistaken for my sisters mum?

Okay so there is a 9 year gap between my sister and I. I was only 10 when she was born, from the age of 15-16 whenever I take her out, I seem to be thrown disapproving looks; and on several occasions I have had people say to me either ‘too many kids having kids these days’ or ‘wow you must have had really bad parents, if you’ve had a kid so young’

Seriously?

How can I look like her mother? I have such a baby face and am not in any way ‘mother like’ are these people delusional? How can they make this mistake?

The fact this has happened so many times really shocks me.

Me and my sister look nothing alike and it is physically impossible for me to get away with being her mum. What I fell pregnant at the age of 9? Come on people. 

Not many people believe I am older than I am because I look so young, so how people can keep making this mistake is beyond me.

Another thing that I find quite funny is that I can’t go out with my dad without people assuming we are a couple.

My dad is in his early fourties and we will meet up for a drink every other week, and I can guarantee that every time we go to a pub, someone will make the assumption we are a couple. For example we met up at a pub just last week, and a guy came over and asked if we would play pool with them as they wanted to play doubles. Without even thinking they guy just said ‘would you and your wife like to play with us’

Excuse me?! 

Me and my dad looked at each other, and burst out laughing. The element of shock went out the window a long time ago, because as I said, this has happened before. My dad then told the guy that in actual fact I was his daughter, and the guy had to pick his jaw up from the ground. He couldn’t believe it. He apologised over and over and said he just assumed we were a couple because we were on our own having a drink.

Holy moley!

I am beyond confused..

Why Do We Say Bless You?

Here’s another strange post for you wonderful people.

Something I have been thinking about today, is why do we say bless you when someone sneezes?

We don’t say cough you when someone coughs (well I do occasionally if I’m a bizarre mood) or anything when someone makes another noise such as blowing their noise or burping.

So why do we say bless you when someone sneezes?

If I am out in public and a person standing close to me sneezes, then I automatically say bless you as I would feel extremely rude not too.

Thinking about it, this is really strange.

I have researched the reasoning behind this, and found that sneezing was associated with ‘illness’ meaning when someone sneezed you wouldn’t ignore this as it could be a sign of bad health. This is going back many years ago, when it was a sign to worry, but now we know that sneezing doesn’t mean we have to worry. For example it is common to sneeze after smelling a scent, as we can react to the particles that enter our nostrils. 

Now saying ‘bless you’ is just common courtesy, and this tradition has never really ended.

27 Things That Happened At A Pre Teen Girls Sleepover

Ah the joys of being young and single. When you and the girlies would have weekly sleepovers. At first you would plan to have a sleepover with one friend, but once the rest of your group catches whiff, they would end up inviting themselves along. Then come the stages of begging your mum for days if it can be hosted at your house.

“You can have one friend stay over only, and I have to speak to her mum first to make sure it’s okay” What that really meant was, I have never met this friend before or spoken to her parents, so I must call to make sure they are not psychopaths, that way I know their child won’t be a problem. Stop being so annoying mum! You beg for ages, and end up resulting in literally being on your knees, making all kinds of promises to do the washing up for a week, all the housework, walk the dog, and clean her car, aswell as the bathroom. In the end she gives in, under the circumstance that you will all go to bed at 10pm, not make a mess, and keep the noise down.

RESULT!

You text all your friends to tell them the good news, making out your mum was ‘cool’ about it the whole time. Then that Friday or Saturday night comes..

1. You put on your favourite T-shirt, and attempt to crinkle your hair. Cute.

2. They all turn up one by one, with their bright coloured sleeping bags, and a bag full of films and snacks.

3. You start off extremely hyper, and all agree to do an ‘all nighter’ What a fantastic idea! Staying awake ALL night, causing mayhem and not getting any sleep! What’s better than that? Oh dear..

4. Your mum has already bought the sugar supplies. Cherryade, Cream Soda, Lemonade, Ice Cream, Haribos, Strawberry Laces, Chocolate. Thanks mum!

5. You decide to order a pizza. Again your mum has to get her purse out and do the dirty work for you. It was expected of her of course, so a thank you was not in the question. You decide you have to have more pizzas than necessary, a ridiculous amount of toppings, and all the sides. Well garlic bread and chicken strips are just so nice!

6. You have already gathered up a collection of your favourite dvd’s. Mean girls, the Scary Movie collection, shh don’t tell mum, and many others that you have seen a hundred times over.

7. Your friends also bring a collection of films, one of them particulary has an obsession with horror films.

8. Your mum walks in as you are trying to put Scary Movie on. “Turn that off right now! I can see the 15 certificate, you are not old enough! What will your friends parents say?” Jesus mum, it’s no big deal, all the other parents allow it!

9. You over eat, to the point where you are literally about to sick. You can feel the pizza, pop and sweets churning around your stomach and you vow not to eat anymore, but find yourself picking 10 minutes later.

10. You all get your pyjamas out, and compare them to see who has the coolest. They are all pretty babyish, but you have chosen your favourite ones that you think are grown up.

11. You do each others hair and make up and get the disposable camera out to capture the moment.

12. You have all purchased a face mask each (usually from Superdrug) there is a selection between chocolate, strawberry smoothie, cooling cucumber, tropical cocktail, you name it.. From heating to clay masks they are all there.

13. You put your face masks on and play a game of truth or dare. You end up texting something embarrassingly cringy to your crush, and before you know it you have told your friends about the time you wet the bed,  and have put a mixture of sweets into your drink and downed it. Now you feel even more ill..

14. You all think it’s a great idea to go and jump on the bed whilst throwing pillows at each other! Yes this really did happen.

15. You take it in turns to log onto MSN and update your status, including every girl at the sleepovers name with a heart next to it, and let everyone on your friends list know what a great time your having, and all the silly things you have got up to so far! Cooooool..

16. You all then confess which boy you fancy, and tell each other how you are going to get him to ‘ask you out’.

17. After another few glasses of cherryade you are dancing around the house! You are literally high on sugar.

18. Of course, you happen to have marshmallows, and heat chocolate up so you can dip them into it. YUMMY! 

19. When the marshmallow dipping gets too sickly, you then decide to have a contest of ‘chubby bunnies’ and fill your mouth with as many marshmallows as possible; making it impossible to actually eat them all.

20. The diaries come out, and you all tell each other your BIGGEST secrets.

21. Someone gets too hyper and knocks the cherryade over and stains the carpet. Oh no! Quick put something over it to hide it from mum!

22. You prank call the boys, looking through your address book with all their home numbers in. SO FUNNY! They’ll never know it’s us!

23. You all get into your sleeping bags and put a film on, and say your going to sleep.

24. Of course this doesn’t happen, and you all get giggly and start shouting, causing your mum to come down and say that if you don’t all quieten down, they can go home!

25. Someone starts complaining that they have eaten too much and are going to be sick. Egh who invited them? Wimp..

26. Someone falls asleep first, and you all decide it would be a BRILLIANT idea to draw on their face and write a silly word across their forehead such as ‘loser’ your all too funny!!

27. You then all finally get to sleep, leaving the TV on fall blast, and the room in an utter state..

20 Things Girls Say VS What They Actually Mean

We women are confusing creatures. We are not simple and can be annoyingly difficult.
It is hard for men to understand women an awful lot of the time, due to men not always being able to pick up hints that we think we are dropping. Sometimes we think that men should know what we are really thinking, even if that is the opposite to what we are saying.

For example if I say to my boyfriend ‘you can have that last slice of pizza’ what I really mean is – I really want that last slice, but I don’t want to seem greedy and I am trying to be nice, please say no and insist on me eating it. True story.
Sometimes it is easier for us to beat around the bush, rather than coming out and saying what we are actually thinking, as we worry about the reaction we will get and how we are portraying ourselves.
It’s silly isn’t it?

Here are some common things that we women say, and what we actually mean.

1. I’m not hungry at the moment.

I can’t think of what I fancy to eat, but if you start eating, I will want what your having and will soon join in and take your food, and don’t you dare moan about it.

2. I feel ugly today. 

Please reassure me and tell me that I look nice, I just need some comfort and sympathy.

3. You’ve forgotten when my birthday is?

You better be joking, or start running as I am about to kick your ass.

4. It’s fine.

It is most certainly not okay. We need to talk about this for a long period of time until you have apologised for whatever it is you have done and give me a damn good reason.

5. I don’t know why other girls don’t like me much.

I am a bit of a bitch, okay I admit it. But I just want to seem nice and a good person so you don’t think bad of me.

6. I forgive you.

Nope. Any time I make a mistake which is not as bad as this, I will be bringing this up to throw back in your face. This is not forgotten. Oh hell no. 

7. Do you think she’s pretty?

Even if she’s a goddamn supermodel, you better point out a flaw, and tell me she ‘isn’t your type’.

8. I’ll be ready in five minutes.

I just need to re-do my hair and make up, get my bag sorted, and look in the mirror another thousand times before I can leave the house, and then go running back in to make sure all appliances are turned off.

9. I’m not drinking tonight.

Well I can have one.. 5 drinks later and I’m toooo drunk.

10. I won’t tell anyone.

Well just my best friend of course, and anyone else who brings up a similar subject and I want to get involved. Oh and maybe my mum.

11. Being a girl sucks.

I am on my period, please make me feel comfortable, bring me chocolate and entertain me.

12. Do you think I’m too emotional?

Am I crazy? Please tell me? Am I insane? What do you think of me?

13. Am I over reacting?

I know I am, but please tell me your on my side and that you agree with me, so I don’t feel like I’m a lunatic.

14. I have nothing to wear.

My wardrobe is so full of clothes, I don’t know where to start. I need something new so I don’t have to dig through everything I own.

15. I woke up like this.

I spent ages getting ready. You must believe that this is my ‘natural’ look.

16. It’s up to you.

Careful. This is a test. In actual fact it is not up to you, and the next few words you utter, better be well thought out before answering. You must answer so it looks like it is your decision, but think very carefully about how she would answer, if it was her choice. You must answer as if it her that makes the decision, but the words need to come from your mouth. This will make you look caring and considerate, and also like you have the same interests.

17. I’ll just pop in, I won’t be a moment.

Cancel all your plans. If she’s not distracted by something then she will find a reason to drag the process out and end up spending half the day there. 

18. Have fun tonight.

Don’t you dare even look at another girl, let alone talk to her. I will find out.

19. Leave me alone.

Just go away for two minutes and let me calm down. Then come back, give me cuddles and tell me everything is going to be okay.

20. We need to talk.

You better think of everything you could have possibly done wrong, forgotten birthday? Anniversary? Whatever it is, it’s about to kick off. Rack your brains and be ready to be apologetic.

Ugh Women…

And there you have our secret.
This is the art of decoding what we really mean.
Use it wisely!

Why Is It So Difficult To Buy Gifts For Men?

This question has always been something that has puzzled me. Buying gifts for other women, I have no problem with. I will always find something. It’s not that women are easily pleased because let’s face it, we women like to have a moan now and then, and when we have something in mind, if it’s not spot on them we are disappointed; however hard we try not to show it. Men on the other hand, their minds work in a different way. If they need something new, they will immediately go out and get it. The thought of traipsing round a shopping mall just to browse and see what they ‘could’ need confuses them.

The majority of men will see a shopping trip as a chore and would think it is the worst possible thing they could be doing in that moment of time. Men are more practical in this sense, as they won’t go shopping for no reason, without what they actually need to get in their mind. Women can make shopping a social event. Meeting up with friends, browsing stores, stopping for a coffee or a bit of lunch, and then carrying on. It could be a whole day event and we wouldn’t have a problem with it. I am speaking here for the majority of women, I know everyone is different. 

Recently I went out to meet up with a friend for a coffee in my local shopping centre, and ended up coming home 4 hours later with 6 items of jewellery, a new pair of jeans, a jumper and a pair of shoes. I can’t explain how that happened.

The plan was to meet up briefly for a drink, but whilst walking through the centre, I just couldn’t help but pop into one or two shops. Especially when there are huge sale stickers in their window! If I didn’t go in, I would have missed out on huge savings right? Men do not get distracted as easily in this sense. They are more practical thinkers and will have the willpower to tell themselves that they do not need anything new. Their wardrobe typically consists of clothing for all seasons of the year, and they will re-wear items as often as they please. I know girls that can’t even wear the same dress twice! This is why our wardrobes consists of much larger amounts of clothing, as we get bored of what we have so insist on stocking up. Most men aren’t into fashion a great deal, and will just wear whatever fits them and is comfortable. This is why when we go shopping to buy a gift for a man in our lives, we struggle. What do they need? Everything he wants he has bought already.. They don’t always try new things, for example if we were to buy an item of clothing that is really in style they may then turn their nose, as they are not as into following the trends as women are. It is hard to know what to buy a man, whilst putting a lot of thought into it. So we tend to go for aftershave, a watch maybe? Or a new DVD. It just seems thoughtless, but we do try I promise!

A Hidden Meaning In The Teletubbies?

We’ve all seen the teletubbies. Come on admit it.. I used to watch this daily when I was young. I don’t know what it was, but it really did make me laugh. It was the hoover – ‘noo noo’ that tickled me the most. The way it’s eyes used to move about and the way it just sucked everything up. I don’t know, it just had me in fits of laughter. Looking at it now, I can see why it would scare children. It looks quite freaky. Then there’s the tubby custard! The teletubbies obsessed over this and it became a major part of the show. We would expect it every time we tuned in. The show was funny for children but looking back now it had some serious hidden meanings. As it turns out, the program was at the centre of a controversy when in 1999 it was claimed that Tinky Winky, was a homosexual role model. This conclusion was based on the character’s purple colour and triangular antenna; both the colour purple and the triangle are sometimes used as symbols of the Gay Pride movement. Tinky Winky also had a red handbag that he carried around everywhere. Which seemed funny to children as male characters would not have handbags as this is seen as a ‘girls’ item. I agree with this statement, that Tinky Winky was a character made to show children that it is not unusual for a male to show these characteristics, and that it is okay to be different. It’s not weird and the other teletubbies accepted him for who he was. Tinky Winky was also the largest and oldest of the teletubbies. Dipsy was another male character, who was green and his face was noticeably darker than the others. The show has stated that this was to do with race and that Dipsy was meant to be black. Again, this is another way of the program showing diversity and equality. Dipsy was the most stubborn of all the characters and wouldn’t always go along with their plans. Dipsy’s item was a cow print hat that he used to wear. Po was the smallest and youngest of all the teletubbies. She was red and always carried her scooter around with her. She spoke in a very soft, baby like voice. The show’s creators said she was Cantonese, and as such, she is bilingual, speaking both English and Cantonese. Laa laa was yellow and loved to sing and dance. She had a big orange ball that she used to play with. This character was very sweet and loving as she looked out for the other characters. When I was a child la laa was everybody’s favourite character due to the personality that the show created for her. She was caring and comforting – things we all look for in people in our lives to provide trustworthy relationships. Her caring attitude led her to be most people’s favourite character. So already we have established diversity in race, and sexuality. Who would have thought a typical kids show would have this message hidden? I think the show was actually quite clever in the way all the teletubbies were different, yet were all a close group of friends, that helped each other. This is me reading way too much into the show itself, but is the truth behind it all.

Toys From The 90’s

The 90’s. The years I grew up in. Even though I am still young and my parents tell me how different things were for them when they were young, I still say the same to kids in this generation. That they have no idea how lucky they are to grow up with the technology they have. Kids these days have phones from ridiculous ages, and can play computer games better than they can spell. When I was growing up, we had a computer, a great big bulky thing, and if we wanted to use the internet we would have to unplug the phone line. It would then take ages to connect to the internet making an awful loud screeching noise in the process. And my parents would give me a time limit of an hour; and after that time I would have to get off of the computer so they could plug the phone line back in. I didn’t have a mobile phone until I was 14, but I did have a gameboy which was all I used to play on. My other main toys were not electronical. This included the cats’ cradle, the slinky, my little pony, ty beanie baby’s, the 3D view master and many, many more items. The images that follow pretty much sum up my childhood: phcxcccoto 4 phvfsfoto 5 phrefdoto 5 phoxcxcto 4 photocz 3 photosdreg 2 photxcxcxo 2 phoxccxto 3 photocxcx 4 photo 5 photo 4 photoccx 5 photo fsfsfs photo 3 photo fsfs1 photo 2fs photo 2 photccccco 1 phcxcxoto 1 phcxcoto 3 phooikjmto 1 phoerfgto 5 phdsdhoto 3 Who else remembers these items? At the time they seemed so cool! Looking back now, it seems weird to think that they were all the entertainment I had. And now technology just comes naturally to kids and they take it for granted.

Getting Drunker Than Necessary At Casual Events

I was looking through my Facebook page the other day at the pages I have liked. One in particular made me laugh.
‘getting drunker than necessary at casual events.’
A few years ago this was me all over. If I was to go a friends family event this would always be the case. A casual event where alcohol was present, I would always end up drinking more than necessary. When we was all 15-16 years old, it felt rebellious to have a drink of alcohol, so we always went overboard because we knew we shouldn’t, and that we couldn’t do it often.
Now I am older I barely ever have alcohol, unless I am in a pub, but still I will only have a glass or two. Back in my younger days it was ‘funny’ and ‘cool’ to drink more than we should.
It’s strange how times change, and things that you once saw as cool, are now just average and part of life. That’s the difference between being young and trying to get away with things you can’t usually, and being older and of a legal age, and them things seeming more boring.