when i was little and my parents were driving id pretend there was a man/being/thing running alongside the car who had to follow certain rules like “he can only travel by jumping from streetlight to streetlight” or “he can only walk on fences”
i was so surprised to find out that other people did similar things
i wonder what the underlying psychology behind it is
like its a really specific thing to do but almost everyone did it without telling other kids about it because we all thought it was probably weird or unimportant
i really hope that a psychologist sees this and will post the physiological reason why 99.9% of kids do this
I didn’t do this exactly, but I would play a game that I’d have to tap my finger every time the front wheels were in line with the dashes on the road, or with every streetlight, or anything else occurring continuously. I did every time we went on drive somewhere.
I used to play the blink game, where I’d find a dot of dust or something on the window and every time it approached a tree or a pole or something, I’d blink, which in my head, was akin to making the dot jump over the obstacle and land the other side.
THE BLINK GAME!!!- closing your eyes as a speck of dude on the windshield crossed over a streetlight or tree to ” overcome” the obstacle…