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Growing up with 3 older brothers, I thought that people never stopped growing. I thought the older you got, the taller you got. When I found out my grandparents were visiting, I asked how old they were so I could imagine how tall they'd be. I was really surprised when they were both shorter than my Dad.

Phil
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I used to believe that I would catch up to my older sister in age.

Abby
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I used to believe that grown-ups are know-it-all and couldn't wait to become one. Now I'm 18 and I know than many kids are smarter than adults.

Antonia
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As I was probably the most clumsiest kid in neighborhood, I watched my older "friends" playing and I was thinking how great it would be if I grew up instantly and would be much smarter than everyone else.

Antonia
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When we were little my little brother believed that ages went from old to young. His favorite thing to say was " When I was 16 I drove a car...." it was the funniest thing in the world.

Anon
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I used to belive that the oldest person in the family was going to be the first to die. So I made a list including all my family in an age order. I spent more time with the older ones, beginning with my grandpa. Fortunately, that allowed me to have now the best memories.

Arnett
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i thought that only pregnant woman craved things but found out other wise every body craves something different love to all shelly.

michelle
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When I was little, I thought that if a child had a period of growing quickly, it was called a "growth sperm." Well, one of my friends came over to my house to play, and my mom mentioned to my friend that she has grown a lot since the last time she had seen her. So I blurted out, "YEAH, YOU'VE HAD A GROWTH SPERM!!!". Obviously, I later learned that it's called a growth SPURT, not sperm.

whoops
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When I was very little, probably about 2 or 3 years old, I was sitting in my car seat fastening my seatbelt. I was proud that I was getting good at doing that. I thought to myself that once I'd mastered seatbelt-fastening, I just had to learn how to knit and how to do up buttons, and I'd know everything I needed to know in life!

Sarah
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I used to believe that my father stopped reading me stories because he grew too tall to fit in my room anymore.

Anon
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i used to believe that my brother and I were going to switch places with my parents - that as we got bigger, they would get smaller. I was under 5, because my other brother had not been born yet - and it seemed to make sense. But I distinctly remember this belief - as it seems profound to me now - knowing that we do in a sense take care of our parents as they grow old...

Anon
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My mom used to tell my sisters and i that we could be whatever we wanted to be when we grew up, therefor my little sister decided she wanted to be a tree!

silly
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I always thought (up until I turned twelve) Alzheimer's disease was Old Timer's disease, because only old people, or old timers, got it

Puck
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When i was in about 2nd or third grade, my Mom would always tell me that when you turned 7, every parent cooks their child and eats them (wierd, i know)... so i remember sitting on the play ground at school, and looking at all the older kids (older than seven) and assuming they all ran away from home since their parents never cooked them... i started making my own escape plan, and really freaking out for when my birthday would come. then i turned seven, didnt get cooked, and im TOTALLY going to say that to my kids when im older.

Brandi
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When I was younger I wanted to be a bunny rabbit even though my sister told me that was impossible.

Rachael
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My uncle told me (and my cousin) that when you hit puberty your body changes gender. He was always telling us stories about "when he was a little girl..."

Jo
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I used to believe people only got old if they were lazy.

Anon
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My brother who is seven years younger than I believed that one day he would be older than I. It was a fun rib while it lasted.

S1nF0ny
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I remember being upset at three years old thinking that my dad would keep growing, like kids did, and not be able to fit through the kitchen door.

Brenda
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When i was small i used to believe that i was always going to be small, never "grow up", and i believed i could spend all say playing with toy cars with my cousin.

Nes
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