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01 Jul 2009, 9:59 pm

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I would talk about dinosaurs. A 2/3 year old pronouncing these huge long complicated words. My babysitter apparently told my mum that never before had she been corrected on names by a toddler when reading them a dinosaur book. PROUD! Shame I can sometimes struggle to say them now! I would also watch my videos over I think. Still do that.


Heh... I knew the names of every plant in my great aunt's many flower beds, and my grandmother's many flower beds, to the point that my grandmother still points it out to me today, and my great aunt would, but she died 4-6 years ago, don't remember when, as I was never that close to her. Sadly, I don't remember even a third of those plants by name anymore...



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01 Jul 2009, 10:14 pm

I used to dress up like Prince... back when his album and movie "Purple Rain" was huge I was so obsessed I put on my mom's wig and high heeled boots and sing "When the doves cry" into a toilet roll while staring at myself in the mirror. And I used to make my sisters be my back up singers while I sing songs by the Billy Ocean and the O'jays


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01 Jul 2009, 10:28 pm

There were a few things I remember doing as a kid that I guess would be considered weird. I slept with my head under my pillow. I also used to fall out of bed onto the floor without waking up. When everybody else in grade school wanted to be a police officer, a doctor, a firefighter, etc., I wanted to be a quantum physicist. There probably weren't a whole lot of 6th-graders who could tell you the difference between fusion and fission or explain the physics behind lasers. This resulted from my obsession with reading encyclopedias, including the annual updates I begged my mom to order.



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01 Jul 2009, 11:19 pm

This thread has morphed from wierd things to impressive things done when little - you guys are amazing! :thumleft:


kissmyarrrtichoke wrote:
I would talk about dinosaurs. A 2/3 year old pronouncing these huge long complicated words. My babysitter apparently told my mum that never before had she been corrected on names by a toddler when reading them a dinosaur book.


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Heh... I knew the names of every plant in my great aunt's many flower beds, and my grandmother's many flower beds, to the point that my grandmother still points it out to me today, and my great aunt would, but she died 4-6 years ago, don't remember when, as I was never that close to her. Sadly, I don't remember even a third of those plants by name anymore...


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I used to dress up like Prince... back when his album and movie "Purple Rain" was huge I was so obsessed I put on my mom's wig and high heeled boots and sing "When the doves cry" into a toilet roll while staring at myself in the mirror. And I used to make my sisters be my back up singers while I sing songs by the Billy Ocean and the O'jays


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There probably weren't a whole lot of 6th-graders who could tell you the difference between fusion and fission or explain the physics behind lasers.


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02 Jul 2009, 6:05 am

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- I began reading William Shirer's epic-length The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - 1600 pages - at age 12 and pretty much had it read by age 14. My interest in that subject inspired me to start taking German classes in 9th grade; I stuck with it for three years and then let it fade, as by age 17 I had moved onto other topical interests.

And my peers thought me weird enough even without ever knowing most of this stuff.


OMG, my OH, who claims to be "normal" :lol: reads that book at least once a month and has for the last 20 + years.



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02 Jul 2009, 6:18 am

I believed in santa until I was nearly 12 *facepalm*, and I'm supposed to be "logical", HAH.

I had an obsession with the tweenies from age 7-9, all my obsessions as a kid have been really crap, not cool ones like dinasours or chemistry.


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02 Jul 2009, 6:21 am

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I believed in santa until I was nearly 12 *facepalm*, and I'm supposed to be "logical", HAH.

I had an obsession with the tweenies from age 7-9, all my obsessions as a kid have been really crap, not cool ones like dinasours or chemistry.


before you jump on that they weren't cool, what were your obsessions? I was obsessed with being a teen in my tweens, believe me. Nothing I look back on thrilled with, I assure you.



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02 Jul 2009, 6:34 am

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MONKEY wrote:
I believed in santa until I was nearly 12 *facepalm*, and I'm supposed to be "logical", HAH.

I had an obsession with the tweenies from age 7-9, all my obsessions as a kid have been really crap, not cool ones like dinasours or chemistry.


before you jump on that they weren't cool, what were your obsessions? I was obsessed with being a teen in my tweens, believe me. Nothing I look back on thrilled with, I assure you.


I have been obsessed with teletubbies, pingu, tweenies, bugs life and alot of other childish ones (often when I was too old for them). The only half good ones I've had are mermaids and dreams (that have lasted to this day but not to the same extent). I was also obsessed with being a teen! I used to think I'd suddenly become cool and I'd go on and on about growing up, from 9 upwards.


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02 Jul 2009, 6:36 am

MONKEY wrote:
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MONKEY wrote:
I believed in santa until I was nearly 12 *facepalm*, and I'm supposed to be "logical", HAH.

I had an obsession with the tweenies from age 7-9, all my obsessions as a kid have been really crap, not cool ones like dinasours or chemistry.


before you jump on that they weren't cool, what were your obsessions? I was obsessed with being a teen in my tweens, believe me. Nothing I look back on thrilled with, I assure you.


I have been obsessed with teletubbies, pingu, tweenies, bugs life and alot of other childish ones (often when I was too old for them). The only half good ones I've had are mermaids and dreams (that have lasted to this day but not to the same extent). I was also obsessed with being a teen! I used to think I'd suddenly become cool and I'd go on and on about growing up, from 9 upwards.


I was obsessed with becoming an adult at a young age....



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02 Jul 2009, 7:08 am

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* had read every book in my school library by the time I was about 10-11


Haha, that was me, too. I read many of them during the classes. I think the teachers let me read them so that I would not be correcting their teaching or bugging them with difficult questions.



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02 Jul 2009, 7:10 am

Well, let me see!! !

Couldn't get to sleep unless I was in Egyptian Mummy pose (arms crossed over chest [X] with hands on shoulders).

Ran my finger through a sewing machine just to see what would happen.

Needed to be tucked in really, really tight when going to bed.

Felt quite comfortable being around dead people.



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02 Jul 2009, 6:18 pm

Wanted blue eyes. Attempted to colour my eyes blue with indelible marker. Said marker was wrestled off me by my mother, thankfully before I blinded myself.

Put objects down the toilet all the time.

Bothered people on the toilet, while giggling hysterically.

Shouted 'poo' in public.

Obsessed with cats. Refused to talk about anything except cats.

Kept random insects as pets. Let them walk all over my arms, which freaked out adults.

Wanted more muscle definition, did push ups in secret.

Discovered my solar plexus, poked or punched myself there repeatedly out of fascination, even though it hurt excruciatingly. For some reason, my childish mind found it hugely fascinating that I had this delicate thing in me that puts you in spasms of pain if you hit it. Go figure.

Decided that I didn't have internal organs. Normal people had those, according to my mind, not freaks like me.

Set fire to things for fun.


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