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I used to think grown ups couldn't lie...especially not to kids.

Jessica
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My grandmother used to tell me that if I could kiss my elbow, I'd turn into a boy. My biggest concern was if I'd be able to turn back to a girl if I did it.

I'm pretty sure that the only reason for she told me this is so she could laugh at how stupid I looked trying to reach my elbow with my lips.

Dana
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I used to believe that if I would get "returned" to Wal-mart if I behaved badly because "he still had the receipt."

Nikkie
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When I was 3 my father told me that I only have two glasses of water inside my head, and that if I waste my tears over silly things then I won't be able to cry anymore even if I am sad for real. He said one time he'd met an 8-year old boy who'd used up all his two glasses of tears and now he couldn't cry no matter what happened. To this day I am a woman who cries very rarely.

Bibi
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one time i was digging holes in the backyard with spoons with my uncle, who told me that he once dug a hole to china, which i believed until i was much older and my mother explained i'd been had

Anon
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One time when I was little, my mom told me I was grounded. I had never been grounded before! I ran to the window and looked outside at the yard, and imagined being buried in the ground with just my head sticking out! I didn't want to get grounded!!!

Chetan
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When I was a child, I used to believe that my father could fix everything. I was confused and it broke my heart the first time he couldn't fix my toy.

Jessica
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I used to think that everyone with the same last name were all related. Like "Smith" or "Johnson" all had thousands of people in their family.

Anon
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I was really young when I saw the movie "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and for some reason this movie convinced me that my Mom had a shrinking machine somewhere in the house. I would very carefully enter rooms, fearing that the machine was in there and that I would be shrunk. My Mom stepped on every bug she ever saw so I knew if she saw me I would be a goner!

Joshua
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When I was younger I used to believe that Albuquerque was in Japan, because my Japanese grandparents had a house there. This illusion was shattered when the pizza man came to the door and spoke english.... and was white.

Anon
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I Used To believe if you lied to your parents a black spot would appear on your tounge, because every time I lied my parents told me to stick out my tounge and tell me they could see a black spot on it. This meant I was lying.

aimee
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When I was little my Nana told me that if I lied my tongue would stick to the roof of my mouth...I didn't lie for years.

Hannah
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For a long time, I thought my Dad was a girl who grew up to be a man. He never told me that he used to be a little girl, but he would often say things like "When I was a little girl, I always helped my mom do the dishes." He said these things so often that I believed him until I was 6.

B Humble
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When i was little my grandma told me that if u didnt wash your ears properly then Roses would grow out of them.
So naturally I didnt wash my ears (ew) and tried to wash my hair without getting my ears wet.
about two weeks later my sister reminded me that roses has thorns after i boasted to her that i was going to have flowers in my ears.
I have never scrubbed my ears so hard in my life...

the girl with no roses in her ears - thank god
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Ironically my parents were born on the same day; so growing up, I thought all parents had the same birthdays.

Anon
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I was adopted at 2 1/2 so my Dad always told me adpoted children were the best kind because my parents got to pick me out and other parents were just stuck with the kids they got.

When my parents adopted my little sister (I was 4) they let me go into the room to "pick her out" For years I held it over her that she wouldn't even be here if I hadn't picked her out. I think I was around 12 when I remembered the detail that there was no other child in the room besides my then 9 month old sister. My sister was in the late teens when she figured out the truth.

Anon
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When I was little, adults used to tell kids that if you pulled a funny face and the wind changed direction, you'd be stuck like that forever. I believed that for years!

Anon
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I wanted to dress up as a leopard for Halloween and my mom had made me a costume that zipped up the back. As my father was helping me to get dressed he told me a story about my brother dressing up like a dog for Halloween which I didn't understand because I was an only child. Then he pointed to our border collie Truman and told me that Truman used to be my brother but they couldn't find the zipper at the end of the night so he had become our dog. I was never so glad to get out of a costume in my entire life.

Deb
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When we were younger, my aunt and my mom told us that when we lied, a "mommy dot" showed up on our foreheads. Only mommies and aunts could see it, and it came only when we lied.

Makenna
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My parents used to tell me if I didn't go to sleep the sandman wouldn't come. I was so scared to go to sleep because I imagined this little leprechaun sprinkling sand in my eyes while I slept.

Kelly F.
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