I know what you mean... I've always had a strong feeling there must be something else, but not quite sure what....
My five year old little niece once came out with something interesting whilst we were having dinner. We were discussing someone who'd died, can't remember now how it came about, but she said something along the lines of ... "Well then he'll have to become a baby again and he'll have to grow up and live his life all over".
She's never been told about reincarnation and has yet to be introduced to any religious ideas, so where does this come from?