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I couldn't understand why my grandmother wore an ear-grenade (hearing aid). It sounded very dangerous to me

Anon
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i used to believe that you never stopped growing. therefore, once you reached one hundred, you acquired superhuman strength and size. when some thugs broke our car windshield, i thought an hundred year old accidently leaned on it.

manda
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My sister and I used to believe that as we grew older we would turn into men, and that our little brother would turn into a woman. We had an incredible sense of justice and thought it was only fair that you got to live half your life as each sex.
We must have been about 5-6 years old, and kept asking our mum when we'd turn into boys. One day she got mad and told us to "stop talking nonsens!". It was a shock. We cried.

Elin Beate
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i used to think that what age you were was the time you went to bed, so 7pm when 7 years old, 8pm when 8 etc. - i couldn't wait for my 12th birthday.

harry freeze
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When I was little and everyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up ... One day I responded excitedly with, "I want to be a Hooker!"

Of course everyone was shocked. *Ahem* I of course was talking about TJ Hooker!! The police show that Heather Locklear was on back in the 80's.

Lexus
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When I was a kid, I believed that when I grew up, I would forget all about being a kid. I wrote notes and messages to my future self, to remind me...

Sam
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I believed it when my parents said I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be either a bird or a fairy and was devastated when I was eventually informed that they weren't within the realm of possibilities.

Sandi
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My dad had a scar in his back; it was like a gun shot-wound. for years I thought that he'd got it saving the prime-minister from an assassin. Then a few years back my mum told me it was really from where he'd fallen back on a pair of scissors as a kid.

Genni
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I used to think that in order to grow, your parents took you to the doctor and he cut off your feet, put in some more leg, then put your feet back on.

This scared me to bits. When I told my mom about this and other weird beliefs I had, she asked... "Why did you ask me about this? I would have set your mind at ease." Of course, I had never asked her! If I had, sure as shooting, she would have exclaimed, "Oh thank you for reminding me, I have to make an appointment for you!"

V
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When I was five I asked my mom if I would ever be as old as my older brother. She replied, "Yes, of course." This made me happy. I reasoned: If I would some day be his age, then some day later I might be older than him and I might be able to beat him up then.

Ed
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When I was a little girl I very much wanted peirced ears. I thought that when you reached a certain age, you "grew" the little holes in your ears. I had no clue that you had to go to a special place and have your ears peirced there.

Kate
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when i was a youngester i thought that when we grew old, we'd turn into chimps or apes. the reason being was that when i was young i saw alot of old women with hairy chins

Jazz
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When I was little I wanted to be a mommy when I grew up - of course, this was a bit difficult being that I'm a boy. It sure didn't stop me from trying to breastfeed a baby

j-red
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When I was a kid, my mom announced one day that my grandfather had retired that day, and we were going to have a party. I got really upset that we were going to have a party, I thought it was cruel. I couldn't figure out why everyone was being so mean, in that they were all so happy about the retirement. When it neared time for grand dad to arrive, I was terrified - I didn't know how I would treat him. You see... I thought that "retired" was the same as "retarded", and that grampa had somehow spontaineously become mentally retarded!

jt
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When my little sister was 5 she used to have a crush on an older man. We told her that when she was old enough to have a boyfriend he would be too old for her. She then asked if we could put him in the refrigerator to save him for later.

Dee
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When I was very little, an older family friend would always talk about how she was "shrinking" and that one day I'd be bigger than her. Well, I took this information and from my very active imagination, I concluded that people grow as big as giants when they turn 100. Then, they start to go backwards, and they shrink until they become babies again. This cycle would continue until the person died from being shot or some completely unnatural thing. I really was a strange kid.

Meghan
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I remember being 5 years old and seeing the previews for the movie PRETTY WOMAN that was soon coming to theathers. And I remember hearing the word prostitute and I didn't think it was such a bad word. So the next day in class our teacher had us all stand up in frount of the class room and say what we wanted to be when we grew up. Well little old me went stood up infrount of the hole class and said "WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A PROSTITUTE"!!! I'll never forget all the kids faces. And boy did my teacher get mad she called my parents and told them what I said and I got in troble for it lol.

bReNdA T.
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I used to believe that any grown woman received the title of 'mom.' I didn't understand why my parents continued to shoot down my dreams of becoming, as I put it, "a mom with no kids."

Amy
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My mom is a nurse, and when I was little, I used to tell her I'd put her in a nursing home when she got older, because I thought nursing homes were where nurses went.

Sayo-Chan
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My grandparents used to manage an apartment building for senior citizens. One of the tennants was an older gentleman who had a condition that caused his entire body to shake (I think it was Parkinson's disease or something). Now, this was at the height of the "breakdancing" craze in the 80's. I mistakenly thought his gyrations were dance moves, and not involuntary. For months I thought I had discovered the hippest senior on the planet, until one day my mom stopped me from going outside with a boombox for him

Johnny_Pancakes
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