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When I was about four or five, my grandmother had told me that because her birthday was on the 24th, and mine was on the 29th of the same month, that when she died and didn't have anymore birthdays, I wouldn't have anymore either, and I wouldn't get any older!

Elizabeth
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My older sister told me that at the age of 16 girls turned into boys and boys turned into girls. I was so mad that I had been born a girl because that meant I wouldn't get to wear makeup or wear prom dresses when I grew up (because by then I would be a boy).

Anon
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I convinced one of my best friends that when men get old, they don't have enough strength to push hair out of the tops of their heads, and that was why they went bald and why they get hair coming out of their noses and ears. We were fourteen at the time... She still hasn't lived that one down.

Jodie
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When I was little, I was determined to grow up to be a firetruck, and it took my mom quite a bit of talking (and probably bribing) to convince me that I couldn't be one.

Madison
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I used to believe that when you grew up that you got a book that explained everything because of a calvin and hobbes comic where calvin's dad lied about the book. I remember asking my mom why we had to go to school when we would eventually get a book that explained it all. How gullable.

P3822
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This wasn't MY belief, and technically it isn't a "belief", but as a teenager my Mom had babysat a lot of ridiculous little kids. Evidently, one day my Mom asked one of the girls, "Lucy" or something, what Lucy wanted to be when she grew up.

"I wanna have my very own WATERMELON STAND!"

I guess she liked watermelons?

Maya
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I used to believe that people who were in their "early twenties, etc." or "late twenties, etc." actually aged either slower or faster than everyone else.

Sarah
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Once when I was, I guess 7 or 8, I woke up in the morning and, finding myself not being able to remember falling asleep, drew the obvious conclusion: I must have been a baby when I fell asleep, and now I was a big kid! So I strut downstairs like the big kid that I know I am, go straight up to my mom, and say, "notice anything differant about me?". She looked at me, and clearly stumped, replied "no, you look the same to me." I was crushed.

Isobel
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In kindergarten I finally admitted to my mom that I never wanted to be a teenager because teenagers have to go on dates with boys and take off their clothes.

She assured me that the clothes part was completely optional.

Anon
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i used to believe that adults were just put on this earth the way they were.as in adults were never kids they just suddenly appeared one day and got a house and stuff.and something about kids and abbies would always be kids and babies and would never grow up :)

Anon
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I used to believe that Mothercare sold babies,that Jaws might bight my bum whist I sat on the toilet,that the lady on talking clock heard me when I called her "wobbly bottom" because my dad told me so, and between the ages five to ten you had your birhday twice...so you had a little tenth birthday then a big tenth birthday when you were much older, like shoe sizes... you were a size ten childrens or size ten adults.

Anon
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Every old person I met smelled bad, and I thought old people smelled bad because they were slowly rotting.

Jasmine
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I used to worry about becoming a teenager, because I thought that they had to wear jeans all the time, and it seemed to me that they must be really hot all summer.

Anon
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Only old men can drive BMW's

Anon
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I used to believe that I would grow up overnight. One night I'd go to bed as a kid, and then when I woke up the next morning, I would be an adult. For awhile when I was a kid, every morning I'd wake up and check myself for boobs.

Anon
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When I was a fairly little kid, I thought that people grew up and then they grew down again. My very old great-grandmother was quite short, because she had a bent back, and she was never super-tall to begin with, so my parents and even my grandma towered over her. I assumed you started out small, and ended up small again.

Karen H
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When I was about 4 my dad told me that when I turned 5 I would turn into a boy and I would freak out about it & I even cryed because I didnt wanna be a boy!

Alex
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i used to believe that it was really possible to grow up to become an animal for some odd reason. so when the teacher asked me what i wanted to be when i grew up i would tell her that i wanted to be a turtle

-DM
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I used to believe that a "senior discount" was for people who named their sons after them selves

Spencer Tew
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I used to believe that adults weren't allowed to play with toys. Then my best friend's dad, who's a kid at heart, showed us his cubicle that was filled with toys. :)

Anon
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