Silly things you did when you were younger

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29 Dec 2016, 12:31 pm

I haven't been formely diagnosed so I can't really relate any of the stupid things I've done to ASD.
I have a huge list of stupid things I've done , if you've ever watched the TV show Jackass , you'll get the idea of how stupid I was as a kid.


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29 Dec 2016, 12:43 pm

I remember being in speech therapy when I was eight and after we have had a long talk about my behavior in class, my speech therapist asked me "Beth an I happy?" and I look at her face and I don't see a smile or a sad face and she isn't yelling at me and she isn't crying so I didn't know how she felt. Her face was blank. She kept asking me if she was happy and since she wasn't yelling at me or crying, I said "yes" and she kept asking me if she is happy and I kept saying yes. She had to be happy if she wasn't sad or mad and didn't have a sad smile. I understood basic feelings and basic facial expressions but this was more complex because she wasn't doing any of those things so I had to make a guess and go with closest match for my answer.


I remember when I was a kid I always found short cuts to my problems so in school a boy would scream in my class and some other kids and it always got the teacher's attention so I started doing it. At 16 I found another short cut so I tried having ODD so I wouldn't have anxiety anymore and that backfired. I just thought ODD was a behavior and something kids chose to have to get their way and they just made it a condition because most kids don't act that way so anything that is uncommon they make a disorder out of it.


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29 Dec 2016, 3:20 pm

I thought for years that everybody was just pretending to be stupid, so I did it too. I suppose that I did not appreciate that other people might not know/understand the same amount as me, so I concluded that the difference was that they were pretending to not understand. From grade one to grade three, I would pretend that I didn't know answers, or didn't remember things, because I thought that that was what you had to do to be normal. :D


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29 Dec 2016, 4:25 pm

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I'm laughing with you reading your post. I remember laughing at silly stuff, too. I still laugh when I think of something I really like, even if it isn't strictly humorous-just something that makes me feel good.


It's great when this kind of stuff happens!! Sometimes things hit my funny bone just the right way.



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29 Dec 2016, 4:56 pm

I was terrified of the snow plow for no real reason. I would hide from it every time it came by our house. To this day, I still have no idea why I did this. I also used to be obsessed with Nascar as a child, and I would pretend my bike was a race car... we had this medium sized field next to our house... so I would start from the inclined driveway and race all around the field then return to the driveway. I even had an invisible friend based on Elmo, the my version was basically when he was older. XD My parents told me that I used to blame everything on him when I was younger.


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30 Dec 2016, 5:05 pm

My dad was really into fixing and restoring old cars before the Parkinson's took over. He had this neat book thing of all the colors this particular paint brand offered. I saw it had holes in the side and fit in my school binder. I was fascinated by anything I could fit in my school binder. I put it in my binder and showed it to my friends (I had friends back then) on the school bus and everyone thought it was cool. My dad knew I took it to school because he noticed some of the stickers with the colors had been picked at. He wasn't mad or anything, he just thought it was cute that a bunch of first graders found it so fascinating.


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30 Dec 2016, 5:52 pm

FandomConnection wrote:
I thought for years that everybody was just pretending to be stupid, so I did it too. I suppose that I did not appreciate that other people might not know/understand the same amount as me, so I concluded that the difference was that they were pretending to not understand. From grade one to grade three, I would pretend that I didn't know answers, or didn't remember things, because I thought that that was what you had to do to be normal. :D



I remember thinking you had to be mean to other kids and make fun of them to be normal. Because my mom wouldn't allow such behavior, I thought there was something wrong with her and I thought my mom was strange. My mom calls it taking it too literal. I even thought screaming in school was acceptable and it was something we do there. My mom calls that being literal too. But at least I had it figured out that one behavior is acceptable in one situation but not the other so I knew I could only do it in school but not at home. I thought the same about making fun of others.


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31 Dec 2016, 1:10 am

Ate cat food, detergent, chewed twigs and scoffed leaves, I still like the occasional leaf and blade of grass.


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31 Dec 2016, 1:14 am

FandomConnection wrote:
I thought for years that everybody was just pretending to be stupid, so I did it too. I suppose that I did not appreciate that other people might not know/understand the same amount as me, so I concluded that the difference was that they were pretending to not understand. From grade one to grade three, I would pretend that I didn't know answers, or didn't remember things, because I thought that that was what you had to do to be normal. :D
My thoughts exactly! I thought the exact same things about my classmates, right until 7th grade. Heck, it almost sounds like we went to the same school. :D Only when I tried to dumb myself down, I'd get in big trouble at home, because I got bad grades when I did that.



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31 Dec 2016, 2:12 pm

FandomConnection wrote:
I thought for years that everybody was just pretending to be stupid, so I did it too. I suppose that I did not appreciate that other people might not know/understand the same amount as me, so I concluded that the difference was that they were pretending to not understand. From grade one to grade three, I would pretend that I didn't know answers, or didn't remember things, because I thought that that was what you had to do to be normal. :D

I hated when people would be surprised at me for knowing something and put too much attention on me, so I would often pretend not to know things.



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31 Dec 2016, 2:18 pm

Not related to autism. When I was eight, I decided to try and dig to the lava after I had learned in school what was underneath the earth's crust. I never made it that far.


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31 Dec 2016, 2:32 pm

League_Girl wrote:
Not related to autism. When I was eight, I decided to try and dig to the lava after I had learned in school what was underneath the earth's crust. I never made it that far.


I think I did that too.


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31 Dec 2016, 2:44 pm

This isn't related to autism either, but once I let a golf ball roll into a pipe opening in a wall. I kept on waiting for Jerry Mouse to show up at my door so I can make him retrieve the ball for me. Sadly, he never showed up. I was 3.


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31 Dec 2016, 3:28 pm

My shoes stank and I was embarrassed. They were a sort of trainer style ankle boot so I tried putting them in the washing machine. The washing machine got stuck and I panicked because I knew my mum would be really angry with me (I was genuinely frightened of her back then). I opened the door (no locks in those days) and it flooded the kitchen. In an even bigger panic, I hoovered most of the water up.

I ruined the hoover but managed not to kill myself. :roll:



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31 Dec 2016, 3:53 pm

I don't know if anyone remembers an old Flash game called "Spank the Monkey." Here it is (SFW): http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/games/spankthemonkey

When I was 11, I didn't know what "spank the monkey" was a double entendre for and I would constantly innocuously play it on all the school's computers. One time, I even ran around the computer lab yelling "Spank the Monkey!" while trying to get my other classmates to play it.



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31 Dec 2016, 3:58 pm

When I think of some of the stupid stunts I attempted as a child, I thought, "Wow, was I crazy." When I was about seven, I attempted to jump from the swing to the seesaw when I was playing outside. Wow, was that dumb! I got a big fat bruise on my side! When I was in junior high, I tried to skateboard. The thing fell out from under me and I went slam onto my back on the sidewalk! I was lucky I didn't break my neck!