Thursday, May 9, 2013

Confessional - Tell a secret.

Hallo meine Lieben!
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It is time for some revelations. I am pretty excited to read the other girls' posts.



Secret #1.

When I was a kid I totally looked like a boy.
Must have been at the age of 7 or 8. I did not care for girly stuff like Barbie dolls etc. I played soccer, I loved to play in the mud and get dirty and I had a huge collection of toy cars.
Need proof? 
You can have proof. See here.




This picture was taken at a vacation to the North Sea. There was a group of boys that played soccer together every day. Only boys were allowed to play with them. So I told them that my name was Daniel (that was my parents' choice of a male baby name) and joined their team. They believed me. Even when I was wearing a pink shirt and red pants. My parents had to call me Daniel for the rest of the vacation.
True story. My Dad still loves to tell it and embarrass me. 

Secret #2.

It took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out what this sign exactly means. 



I mean, I knew what it stands for but I had no idea that "ped" means
"pedestrians" and how I am supposed to know that 'xing" means "crossing"? I am German! Come on!

Please, tell me your secret!
Have a wonderful day!

40 comments:

  1. I love that they had to call you Daniel and actually did! That is awesome! haha
    And, yeah, my husband had trouble with that sign as well... just like with the website xing...I had to explain it to him...lol!
    Hugs, sweetie xxx

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    1. Yeah, they really called me that for a week! :)
      And I am so glad I am not the only one and your husband had the same problem! :)
      Hugs!

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  2. Haha that story is hilarious. That's awesome they had to call you Daniel. It's so fun to look back at old pictures!!

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    1. Hehe glad you like my story! It really is a little embarrassing! :) But I agree, looking at old pictures it lots of fun!

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  3. No way! It took me the longest time to figure out what "X ING" meant too. Like what!? Haha so funny! Glad I'm not the only one ;)

    xoxo Jamie
    www.bnjsefcik.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I am so glad! I really thought that I am the only one! You make me feel a lot better!

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  4. OH MY GOSH I LOVE THAT YOU TOLD THEM YOUR NAME WAS DANIEL. What an awesome little feminist you were!

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    1. hehe, glad you like my story, Abbey!

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  5. Haha!! I love the story of you pretending to be a boy so you could play soccer. That's genius. :-)

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    1. :)) Thank you! Glad you like the story!

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  6. Thats so funny that your parents played along and called you daniel!!

    cute story :)

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    1. Yeah, that was pretty awesome. :) I am sure they had lots of fun!

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  7. I looked remarkably similar to that when I was a child. Only with worse hair. My mother decided to experiment with the scissors, and looking back I really wish she hadn't! I love that you didn't just accept that you couldn't play - and that your parents supported you. No wonder you turned out so awesome! Also that sign confused me for a few minutes, too. And not only is English my first language, but my mother was an English teachers. So don't feel bad.

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    1. :)) aww you are the sweetest! Thank you!
      I am really glad that I am not the only one with the problem! It really took me a while to figure it out! Haha.
      So cool that you looked similar as a child! :) I would love to see your haircut, it sounds awesome! My mom cut my hair too once in a while.

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  8. I love that your parents actually called you Daniel! That's good parenting right there...haha....maybe not the part about them telling it years later to embarrass you though.

    I always get confused by that sign too. I just say it X-ing...just because and people tease me about it ALL the time.

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    1. Haha, yeah, they are the best! And I can live with the embarrassment. At least I was able to play soccer. :)

      So funny, that is how I say it too. I mean, that's what it says so I call it like that! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, these secrets are so awesome! Love that you actually told the boys your name was Daniel lol. Hilarious.

    Seeing as you already know how I feel about stupid road signs, I can relate to not fully understanding these signs.

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    1. Glad you like my story! :) Still can't believe that they believed me. Haha.

      Yeah, I am glad I am not the only one who has a problem with road signs!

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  10. My mom does this, too, telling all the embarrassing childhood stories about me ;) So funny your parents played along and called you Daniel :D That was a really smart idea.
    When I saw that road sign just now I had no idea what it meant. Without your explanation I would have to look for it, too!
    My secret of the day: I'm the kind of driver that always needs to listen to music and sing along very loudly...good thing nobody hears me (I hope) cause I'm so bad at singing ;)
    Ich drücke Dich ganz fest liebste Katrin.

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    1. Haha, I would like to hear some of the embarrassing stories! :) I think it was really cool that my parents played along!
      I can't tell you how glad I am that I am not the only one who has problems with this sign! It really is a stupid sign!
      Thanks for telling your secret! :) And trust me, I hope nobody can hear me either, I am a terrible singer!
      Ich drueck Dich ganz doll!

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  11. That first secret is hilarious--you were quite the spy even as a child, apparently!

    I've always pronounced those signs as "zing" even though I know it's "crossing". Did it as a kid and I still say it now!

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    1. Hehe, it is great that you still call it like that!

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  12. I love your secrets. haha! So awesome.

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  13. Awww Daniel, you were a very cute little boy !

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  14. Bahahaha I love that you called yourself Daniel and that they believed you!!! That is too funny.

    I definitely looked like a little boy, too!

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    1. I am really glad I was not the only one, Alyx! Glad you like my story!

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  15. I was such a boy too! Love the throwback picture. :)

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    1. Thank you! Glad I am not alone and that you like the picture!

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  16. I don't blame you for not knowing what the Ped Xing sign meant, it's pretty weird looking.

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    1. Thanks Sara! It really is weird!

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  17. haha so funny you lookdes as a boy, so sweet <3
    really liked, i stay here <3

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

    Sergio,xx

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Glad you liked it!

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  18. I think it's totally neat you said your name was Daniel so you could play with the boys ;).

    And I asked David was "xing" was soon after I landed in America, haha!

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    1. Haha, I am so happy that you did the same thing! :)

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