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When I was in about second grader I was starting to question growing up and what actually happened. I noticed that my great grandmother was significantly shorter than my grandma. This confused me because I thought to be older than someone you had to be taller. When I confronted my great grandmother about this she told me she was shrinking. This led me to believe for the longest time that once you reached a certain age you began to shrink back down and eventually turn back into a baby.

confused life cycle
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For some reason, I believed nobody was older than my dad. And it wasn't as if I didn't have grandparents; I did! I just thought that. Then we were at a resturant one night and while dad was talking to the waitress she told him how old she was. At the time he was 33 and she was 42. I remember thinking, "that's impossible! no one's older than Dad!"

Brooke
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When i was younger i thought that college was where you learned how to do adult things. Things such as cooking, washing dishes, and doing laundry. I remember i used to think this because my dad would always make a joke about "you learn that in college" regarding household chores. I'm a freshmen in college now (FSU!!) and its a little different than i thought. haha good times

Charles Grass
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You know how when you're little your parents tell you that you can be anything you want when you grow up? Well I took that literally and wanted to be an elephant when I grew up.

Carina
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I didn't want to get tall when I was younger because I believed that I would fall over.

Gabi
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I used to believe that when you reached a certain age, you switched genders. My mom was very confused when I was crying about how I liked being a girl and wanted to stay that way.

Anon
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When my twin cousins were about 3 my brother convinced them that when people got to old they got sent to a factory and made into hamburgers!
One of them even wallked up to my grandma and said, nanny i dont wont u to get turned into a hamburger! Then she asked what rice was made of.

hamburger fun
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I used to believe that adults (when they just became adults) had a meeting with all the monsters and horror movie characters. They drank coffe, chilling chat so adults would not be afraid of 'em anymore.

And that was my theory of why adults were never (uh-huh) afraid of anything. (: jaja

Digglers
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I didn't know at first that your signature is your name I thought people just scribbled whatever they want, because most signatures looked like a scribble to me

Nate
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I used to believe that there was no way adults could have friends, that it was just a kid thing. I still sort of believe this, even though I'm 17 and most of my friends are legal adults.

Anon
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I used to think that in Israel, you could get a driver's license at 13. Why? Because Jewish kids have their bar/bat'mitzvah at 13/12 and are then considered Jewish adults. This belief lasted from when I was 7 and first learned about different rites of passage from The Puzzle Place and all the way up until I was 14.

Anon
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When I was a 12 years old girl and my body started to change, I honestly believed that if I slept flat on my stomach, rather than on my back, my boobs wouldnt develop. I was a bit of a tomboy at that age and hated everything that was going on with my body, so I got the habit of sleeping that way (which I keep now 25 years later).
The funny thing is that Im quite flat chested!!

Anon
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I used to believe that everyone only lived till age 10. I thought my parents were 10 and that I would die when I was 10. It used to make me nervous all the time!

Anon
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I used to believe that you changed your name once you became a grown-up because no one I knew had the same name as adults I knew.

Brian
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When I was little, I thought when I grew up I would have to get eye surgery to get a new set of grown up eyes that could tell which shoe went on which foot.

Anon
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When I was little I used to think that adults had a very hard time not tipping over due to their height... I was scared to grow taller.

Anon
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When i was little (like 2-3), I didn't know the names of any numbers over 10, but I knew that 11 and so on was 10 plus a number, so I would call 11 "10 dee 1" and so on. Everyone was really confused until I explained it to them. They soon set me straight.

it makes sense in other languages
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My brother that is 6 years younger than me used to believe that in seven years he would be older than me.

Anon
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Up until I was 4 years old, I used to believe that birthdays were just fun days that the doctor chose so that we could get gifts.

Anon
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My younger brother, whose voice had recently gone through the change, told our youngest brother that his adam's apple was actually an alien. He told him that it crawled into your mouth when you turned 15 and it made your voice deeper. My parent's would always give my youngest brother weird looks when he would mention my other brother's alien and his fear of getting older.

Anon
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