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My granddad would tell me that the bread crusts would make my hair grow curly. I always wanted curly hair, so also ate my crusts.

Anon
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When I was a kid during world War II, my grandmother was a keen knitter and it seemed she could create almost any shape from those flashing needles, of which she had many different types. On finding a huge pair about 15inches long, I asked my Dad what they were for, and he told me, "For knitting battleships for the Navy". Now, as every four year old knows, Dads know everything, so I accepted this as just another incomprehensible adult explanation that I still couldn't really understand. Then I saw my Mum scouring a frying pan with some metallic stuff, and she told me it was called steel wool. So that explained everything - of course you could knit with wool made of steel, so my Dad was right again and my grandma was as brilliant as I always knew she was.

Swanny
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When I was little I used to think that my family, friends, and everyone else, were all robots and I was the only real human being in the world. I was always scared they were gonna do experiments on me D:

freeekedout
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when i was younger i was very forgetful and at school i heard someone tell on someone else off for saying the 'F' word, and so i asked my mum what the 'F' word was and she told me it was a very bad word and i had to promise to never say it and never to do it. she told me the 'F' word was forget, i never forgot anything again and never said the word until i was in year five and found out what it actually meant.

Olivia
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I grew up with my mom listening to country music on the stereo in the living room. She told me for years that the stereo would explode if we ever turned the station. I was terrified when my brother came running in to tell me I had to listen to a song by Styx, Paradise Theater.. I was soo scared as he turned it to the rock station. wait... mom lied!

kathi
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i used to think my parents could read my mind so i wouldnt think dirty thoughts

Jon Thomas
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When I was little my mom used to tell me she had a second daughter in the closet and that when I went to school she would play with her and I got jealous that she didn't have to go to school.

Anon
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My dad told me when I went to bed a bunch of workers would come out and roll up the sidewalks and take down all the street lights and traffic signs.

E
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My parents have the same birthday -- month, day, and year. I though all mom's and dad's had the same birthday.

Cait
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My mom made me believe that if I unplugged the timer on my TV and plugged it in that it would break my TV. I didn't find out till I was in middle school. Thanks Mom, I'm still an Insomniac

Anon
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my mum told me if i showered late at night my bones would melt. i never did believe her. but deep inside, i have always been scared.

TheCapeCrusader
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I used to believe that my dad was a lion tamer and that his best friend owned a circus, and that i was going to become the best clown ever, i believed it till i was 12.

Josefina
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My dad used to tell me that spandex pants (popular in the 80's) were sewn to women's legs.

A
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When I was little I used to race my dad all the time. He was so much faster than me it blew my mind. I was convinced he was the fastest man in the world.

Anon
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When I was younger, my dad claimed that he invented aloe vera. I believed this until I was about 15.

Kitty
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I believed that after my parents put me and my sisters to bed in the evening they would have a big party downstairs with all their friends. This is why they wanted us to go to bed so early.

Anon
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When I was young I thought my family were aliens conducting an experiment on me. And they were just pretending that they were my family. And they spied on me through mirrors.

Anon
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I honestly thought that stepping on a crack in the sidewalk would hurt my mother. Step on a crack, break your mothers back. I hated her, so I would step on the cracks on purpose and wonder why it wasn't working.

Anon
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I used to stop myself from thinking about anything I didn't want my parents to hear when I was in a room with them because I thought they could listen in on all of my thoughts.

Anon
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When I was about 3, I thought my 1 year old brother was a girl because A: I couldn't see his penis, and B: I thought every family had to have at least 1 boy and 1 girl for children.

MCA
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