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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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I used to believe that when you turned 50, you would turn into the opposite gender.

Rebekah
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I was always convinced large grown men were simply shaved polar bears,but for what reason,I'll never be sure

Anon
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I used to believe that once you reached a certain age you lost your imagination

Kiwi
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i used to believe that you were suppossed to grow taller than your parents, and then when i didnt i was sad.

crysb83
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When I was a child in the late 80's and early 90's, blue eyeshadow was wildly popular in my area. So, I thought that when a girl grew up, her eyelids would naturally take on a light bluish tinge.

Emily
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When I was a kid I always believed if you put nail varnish on you would become a women, I am 23 and i still fear nail varnish.

Anon
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I used to believe that grownup just knew what was happening in life. I mean to say that I thought all grownups knew how things should be and that somehow they must have always know since the time they became adults. Perhaps there was a secret meeting that they had when they went out to dinner and we stayed home with the babysitter. Terribly disappointing to find out that they were making it up as they went along and no one is actually in charge. Scary, really.

Anon
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When I was a child, I met my Nana, my grandmother's mother. She was 86 at the time, and reasonably frail. As I grew up, she became frailer, and suffered the sort of hunched-shoulder back often seen in very elderly people, so she lost height.

I remember reasoning to myself that people grew bigger, and then as they got older they grew smaller again. I believed that for quite a while. If the process continued, I thought she would become as small as I was eventually.

Karen H
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As a child I thought that when I would grow taller, I'd look down at my feet and be scared because it was much higher up than when I was a child.

Genny
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I used to believe that when you grew up, everything would change really fast. I assumed when I became a teenager I would love putting on make-up and talking on the phone, and I would throw all my beloved toys away... I also thought that when you became an adult you would hate everything you ate as a kid (my mom hates cotton candy and marshmallows... her father hates jello!) and start to like all sorts of nasty foods. You'd become nothing like your childhood self and get boring.

I'm so glad I was wrong!

Still buying stuffed animals
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I used to belive that when you have turned 18 firworks came out of your head to show that you where an adult. Then, you would suddenly shoot up (at 50 Mph) and that was your growning spurt.

Anon
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I used to believe that there were bear traps and possum traps in ladies purses, Even still to this day I refuse to go through my wifes purse

teddytime
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My 6 years younger sister used to tell me that I was younger than her. She was just growing backwards.

Taryn
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I believed we were little kids till we were 17, and at our 18th birthday we woke up as adults.

Hoppip
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I thought "Alzheimers" was actually pronounced "Old timers" so I went around telling everyone my grandma didn't remember anything because she had old timers disease.

Julie
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