Several years ago, I penned a list about disappointing realizations. Those were pretty true, but there is a different class of disappointments that happen when you are a kid. You have no baseline for things that make up the world around you. For a long time you take your Mom and Dad’s word for everything. Whatever they say must be true. Thats fine if you want to ask them about EVERYTHING all the time. Some stuff you figure out for yourself and it’s pretty disappointing.
Entertainment isn’t real:
Kids love kids shows because they show kids excited about being friends with something weird. Usually some kind of purple dinosaur, or strangely clad dancing semi- adults or kindly old people that are willing to take the time to talk to you. Kids assume that the things they see on TV have some kind of basis in reality. Even they can’t quite explain it, but they believe they could go visit these characters. If they ever get to, it’s just a strange feeling. Adults often feel this same kind of strangeness when they see TV/Movie Stars in real life. They just don’t quite look the same.