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I used to believe that when you grew up, you became the opposite gender of what you were when you were a kid. I thought my mom started out as a boy and my dad started out as a girl. I became very mad when I thought I was going to become a girl when I grew up!

A mad little elf boy
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I had some friends who were younger than me. I thought that I would slow down when I grew and soon they would become older than me.

*jibberish*
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My grandfather had a very strange sense of humor. When I was little, probably between 5-7, he would tell me stories about when he was a little girl just to tease me. He told me he liked to wear pink dresses with ribbons and bows, and then he grew up to be a big strong man. I thought for quite a while that I too that since I was a female, I was going to grow up to be a man, despite my parents trying to disabuse me of this idea. Happily, I'm all grown up and a woman.

Kristi
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because i could never read my mum's handwriting, i used to think that adults had a different "grown-up" writing and that it was completely different to kids writing. i was worried that i couldn't understand it and spent ages drawings long squiggles on pieces of paper to see if they meant anything.

Anon
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When I was very small, I remember believing that the natural progression of age would transform me from a daughter to a son, then to a mother, then to a father, then a grandmother, then a grandfather. I guess I didn't understand the mechanics of gender yet.

Nik
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I used to believe that people had an expirey date.

Mason
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I used to believe that I would grow up to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

katherineL
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I used to believed that the canes that old people used were just any old sticks. One day I wanted to play with my great-aunt's walking cane so I got a large piece of fire wood and replaced it with her walking stick. The fire wood looked a lot more sturdy than the flimsy cane, I didn't understand why I got in trouble for it if I was doing her a favor.

Danie
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When I was about 3 or 4 years old, I believed that, just as little kids were in the process of growing bigger and older, adults were in the process of growing younger and littler. So I thought that my parents would one day be little children again. Weirder still, I thought that I had previously been an adult and would talk about things that I'd done when I was. I'd say things like, "When I was big, I had a car like that." Or "When I was big, I used to smoke." If were someone who believed even remotely in the possibility of reincarnation--which I absolutely do not--I would almost wonder whether I was recalling snippets of past lives.

Bill
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when my sister was little she used to get really angry about the fact that i was older than her but used to think that one day she would be older when she'd grow up she thought that i would grow down and be little for the first time she didn't realise that i was little before she was born. She now realises that i will always be bigger, better and cleverer than her and i've told her that she just has to get over it because its never going to change!!! HA HA !!!

evil big sister
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When I was about 9, my Grandma was living with us. She had dentures, but I had no idea. One night I was getting ready for bed and found teeth in a glass in my bathroom. I ran frantic into my mom's room telling her that someone's teeth were in my bathroom. She told me they were Grandma's, but I didn't believe her. When we went to say goodnight to her, I kept trying to get her to talk so I could look in her mouth. I was completely amazed when she did open her mouth, there were no teeth in there. I was scared.

Megan
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when I was young I had older cousins than usded to pick on me all the time. When i was five till 7 I had ketp telling myself I wolud be older than them some day and thatI would give them a tast of their own medcine. But evey timr i turned a year older they did too so i went and told my mom a bout this and she said to me that would never happen and and explined and after she had a little laughf . I was soo dissapointed .

Paige
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I used to think that everyone stopped being young and became middle aged at the age of 30. Now Iím 31 and donít look or feel any different from when I was in my 20s!

Alan, Sheffield
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I distinctly remember as a very young child (2ish) having a very bizarre concept of life. It was a concept that death wasn't involved with: I beleived once you got old, you started getting younger again. I actually beleived that a time would come when my parents were children and I'd be an adult charged with being responsible for them. I have no clue where I got this concept and my parents did nothing to discourage it for quite some time.

Matt
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When I was about 4 or 5, I don't know why I thought this, but I thought that whenever I (or anyone) became a teenager that I would have to get braces and that my head would grow abnormaly large for my body, and that I would have to go through some kind of medical testing before I got a drivers liscense. I have no idea why I came to believe this.

keri
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When I was around 6 years old, I used to believe
that I would always stay a child and that adults
would always stay adults and that was how it was and always would be. Looking back I call this now
my Peter Pan theory.

Wendy
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When my family was at a mall or movie theatre or some other public place, my parents would often verbally express their aggravation with the "crazy teenagers" being loud or obnoxious or rude. For a long time, I thought the word "teenagers" simply meant people who were rude or just plain "bad."

Michael
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I used to believe that when you get older you start loosing certain parts of your body. Like limbs, eye sight, etc.

Stupid
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I thought for about 10 years that my mom was only 33 yrs old, now past that age myself I tell my son the same !

Jo Mitchell
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When i was in kindergarden our teacher was teaching us our left and right hands. She did this while facing us, therefore her left was our right and she tried to explain that this was because she was facing me. I didn't understand so for a long time i thought that when you became an adult your right hand became your left and vice versa.I kept waiting for the day that my hands would switch.

Anon
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