07 June 2013

Getting Pregnant From Using Public Toilets

Remember all those crazy things you used to believe as a kid? In honor of Flashback Friday (I'm not sure if that's a thing or if I'm making it up) a.k.a I totally missed throwback Thursday, I'm taking a trip down memory lane to share with you some of silliest things that I really believed in as a kid.

If you swallow a watermelon seed, a real watermelon would grow in your stomach.

I blame the Rugrats for this. I also spit the seeds, even the little tiny ones.

The world's best job is working at Dairy Queen. 

Seriously. That was my dream job. Whenever I would get self-serve ice cream from Maverick's, I would practice swirling the ice cream just right onto the cone. I wanted to work on my "skills" to improve my chances of getting hired. To this day, I make a really pretty soft-serve ice cream cone.

Turns out, it a pretty useless skill though (shocker!), haven't seen one self-serve ice cream station since coming to France. This is one of my hidden talents. Monsieur Right has no idea...

My toys came to life when I left the room.

I wasn't really sure about this one, but I made sure to put each Barbie doll in the box next to the Ken doll she was "dating," just in case. I wondered if they thought I was a nice little girl, and a good owner.

L-M-N-O was one letter.

You sing that stupid song so fast! I really thought there was a letter called Ellemeno. I could never figure out which symbol it was though...

You could get pregnant in a pool, if a boy swimming nearby got a little too excited. 

I thought they were called little swimmers for a reason.
I also had a well intentioned, but equally uninformed friend confirm this theory.

You could get pregnant from using public toilets... 

...if you sat directly on the seat and a boy had gone before you.
I worried (alot) about how I was going to tell mother, if I ever were to get pregnant like that. "But Mom, it's not my fault I swear!"

p.s. I'd had a very informative birds-and-the-bees talk, and parents who were open to answering questions. I just had an over-active imagination, and was way too embarrassed to talk to my mom about s-e-, you know!

If I didn't wear bras, I would never get boobs.

My best friend told me this. She was sure, because she had an aunt who never wore bras & her breasts were completely flat.

I may have gone home and tried to convince my mom that I needed to start wearing bras right away! (I was ten.) I may also have cried from frustration when she told me I didn't need a bra, and that she wouldn't buy me one. I was horrified. I was never going to have boobs like all the other girls. My mom was ruining my life!

Turns out that waiting wasn't such a bad thing, considering that every bra that she bought me after that came in that lovely torpedo/cone shape.

It was a beautiful day when I started making enough money from babysitting to buy my own clothes.

I thought this was a great song:



Oh, wait. I still kind of do. :) Linking up with Whitney for #backthatbottomup Friday


Did you guys believe anything weird like that when you were kids?
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Speaking of childhood, we were all little girls once. We all played tea party with our stuffed animals, dolls, siblings, and parents. But let's face it...we STILL love tea parties! That's why I've teamed up with a group of awesome girls to send everything you could possibly need for a tea party delivered to your home. :)



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Also, because it's Friday -
It's time to link-up all of your most hilarious posts.
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Isn't that great? A link-up where you'll actually want to click & read all the other posts. No better way to start off the weekend than with some good laughs, right?
If you just aren't funny or haven't ever written a funny post, don't worry! Just make a post on Friday sharing the funniest things you saw/heard that week. You can use photos, youtube videos, jokes, a funny conversation that you recently heard, anything - as long as it's legal!
Did another blogger post something hilariously funny this week & you really want to share the link? That's fine too! Just let them know that you linked them up. :) There aren't a lot of "rules" for this link up. The goal is to get people smiling. You can even link-up your old funny posts!


So how does it work?

1. Please Grab the Button or put a link back to the link-up somewhere on your post/blog, so that your readers can enjoy everyone's funny posts. 2. Your Hosts would LOVE for you to follow them.

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3. Please link up to a specific post and not just your blog's main page.
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Remember, the goal is to get people smiling.

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