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When I was younger, the term "dumping" was never explained to me, as far as relationships. So accordingly, I associated it with "trash cans". This is why I thought being "dumped" was so bad and why women would rather dump the man before he could dump her. Sounded so painful!

Anon
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I remember when I was 5 years old, my dad gave me a bath. While I was hanging out in the tub playing with the water and toys my dad had a friend visiting with him. I remember over hearing my dad saying to his friend how he felt very tired and that he felt and was falling apart at his age. I literally thought he was "falling a part." I was crying all night long.

Marni
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when i was realy young my grandparents would always say you are geting so old so fast, since i was young i was worried becuz i didnt wanna grow up, so i started to pour baby oil all over myself whew ever i could. My mom would ask why i was so greasy and i would say "Im using the baby bottle to get young mommy!" The day later i was only allowed to go to the bathroom with my parents, lol

[EnterSnazzyNameHere]
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I assumed that some people were born old, and I happened to be born young and would stay pretty much the same forever.

Anon
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When I was a little girl, I believed I would go to a far away country and marry a prince. And I actually did almost just that!! :)

Anon
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When i was smaller, and i was beginning to learn about puberty, i read something about how your voice cracks during puberty. I then began to think it was like a test- if you were manly enough, then your voice would stop cracking eventually and your voice would become brawny and mature. If you werent manly enough, you would awarded with a high pitched voice for the rest of your life.

Stevensonbak
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I used to believe that you would grow a little each year at your birthday, and when you turned 15 you grew a lot

perry
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I used to believe that when someone was so old that they only had gray hair on their head left, they would die from it. My parents told me this to trick me into picking their gray hair.

Waffo
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I used to think that if a grown up fell down, they wouldn't be able to get up by themselves.

Kim
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ok so when i was a young girl i always believed that when my shoes outgrew me, i would always think that my shoes were shrinking instesd of me growing! how stupid!

Anon
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I used to think that people just appeared on Earth assigned to be certain people, for instance I thought I would never grow and being a kid was just my 'job.' Therefore, I thought all the clothes that no longer fit me were just shrinking, and I couldn't figure out why.

Anon
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When I was young I used to think that when you got really old then you got younger again-kind of reversed! I thought that when they got down to babies again they would die!
I can't beleive I said that!

Hollie
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When I was little, I used to believe that when you grow up, a fairy would come, and they would turn you into a baby

Summer
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My birthday is February 14th, Valentine's Day, and when I was little, I thought that when I turned sixteen, instead of getting my licsence, I was going to turn into Cupid.

Brandyn
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when i was an extremely young child... i remember hearing my parents talk but not know what they were saying. i use to think that adults spoke a different "adult" language. eventually... i knew what they were saying. i think those memories are from when i had just started talking or something. perhaps i have a super memoy or something.... yeah... super memory.... cooool

fat-sack-o'-brains
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its not mine but an old frends- this is for you sarah.

she asked her dad if she could become a giraffe and he said yes when she was older. she belived she would be a giraffe till she was five.

Anon
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I used to believe that people were either born as children or adults. I was mad that I was born a child, because adults got to do much cooler things.

Jen
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This must be prefaced by saying that I am a white girl.

When I was about 5 or 6, my best friend and I were playing in the snow. We had just learned about Martin Luther King Jr. that day in school, and we both thought he was a pretty amazing. My friend announced that when she grew up, she was going to be Martin Luther King Jr.; but I had decided that I was going to be Martin Luther King Jr. We got in a huge, tearful fight about it because I knew there could only be one (splitting the world wasn't an option!) and my mom eventually had to come and take me home.

Autumn
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My Grandmother used to tell us whacky made up stories all the time. One time when i was a kid she told me she was young and beautiful because she had gotten a face lift. I believed her all my life until five years ago that i brought up the subject and my mother told me it wasnt true.

Veronica
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my grandmother is the second oldest of six sisters and a brother, and she's a very short woman. several of her younger sisters are a bit taller than her, and my mother is pretty tall. I was also a very tall child. this led me to believe that when getting old, people actually "shrunk", and eventually disappeared. this was a short lived-belief: my uncle was very tall, and I went to his funeral.

Shortening SerotoNina
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