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You can be literally anything you want - animal, vegetable or mineral

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when i was about 3 or 4, my mom asked me what i wanted to be when i grew up. i told her i wanted to be my aunt and uncle's dog, charlie. i honestly thought i could.

mariel
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When I was 6 I wanted to be a Barbie Doll when I grew up. I practiced the words my "talking Barbie" would say until I had them memorised, and I wore my moms pointy toed shoes everywhere (I even painted them hot pink once-washable, thankfully). I was in third grade before I realised Barbies were NOT people too.

Ironicaly-Barbara
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I used to believe I could grow up to be a snowman.

Anon
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When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I was in Kindergarten and my teacher was asking all of us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone was saying Doctor, Ballerina, Fireman ect. until I stood up proudly and said "I want to be a Tiger!" All my class mates started chuckling and my teacher said to me "You can't be a tiger. You are a human.' I looked her straight in the eye and said 'My dad said I can be anything I want to be, and people who say I can't, grew up to be nobodies!'

I never understood why my classmates kept laughing at me after that.

Anon
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When I was little, my parents told me that I could be anything I wanted when I grew up. I decided that I wanted to be a toaster.

Anon
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After living in Southern California, then moving up to Oregon, I was amazed with Snow. My teacher at my Preschool what I wanted to be when I was older, I told her I wanted to be a Snowman.

Stephanie
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My little brother took the 'you can be anything you want to be when you grow up' too seriously. He believed he could just choose to be a prince. That way everyone would have to do as he said, he'd have lots of money and could do whatever he wanted. He'd decided he was going to build his castle in the backyard though, so he could still sleep in Mum's bed at night.

Sim
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When my best friend's younger sister was around three years old, her family was having dinner with the preacher. Trying to make conversation with the kids, the preacher asked them both what they wanted to be when they grew up. The younger sister proudly replied, "A toothbrush!". She thought that would be the perfect occupation, because you got to be very useful to people but you only had to work three times a day. My friend swears that's the only time she ever heard her preacher laugh.

Anon
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My friend (whose name shall from here on be "Janet") at the age of 5 was convinced that she was going to grow up and become a bumblebee. She believed this all the way into second grade, when she asked her teacher when they were going to start flying lessons.
I still tease her about that sometimes...

Xornia
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When I was little I was always told that I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. I took this very literally and told my Mother and sister that when I grew up I wanted to be a horse. I still hear about this story whenever family comes over. It haunts me to this day.

Anastasia
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When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I proudly announced that I wanted to be a cat.

Amanda
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When I was little, my greatest ambition was to be the Cheshire Cat when I grew up....I think now maybe that isn't going to happen!! Which is a shame, cuz I think I'd be great at it :P

Bexy
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My brother, about age 3, insisted that when he grew up, he would become a fish. Me and my sister would say "No, you cant be a fish. You can be a Cop or Fireman, but you can't be a fish." and he said "Yes I can. I can be anything I want, so I'll be a fish, a blue fish and swim and blow bubbles all day." It took him about 3-4 years to realize he couldn't be a fish.

beth
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When I was in Kindergarten I used to believe that when I grew up i could be a butterfly.

Anon
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When I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up here were some of my answers:

an ambulence
a princess
a lady
a wedding girl
a grown up

Silly Laura
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When I was little I thought I could actually BE Elvis when I grew up, I used to sing hound dog and Jail house rock, I thought "All I need now is Elvis hair"

Sarah
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When I was little all I wanted to do was grow up already. Not so I could be older or get more privileges but so I could be a fire engine. No, not a fire fighter, a fire engine: Red, shiny, with a ladder, and most importantly a really loud siren. I guess no one told me I couldn't transform...

B
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When I was a kid, I thought that when I grew up I would be a moose, just like Bullwinkle. I have no idea where I got this impression now, but I really thought it was gonna happen!

Will
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When I was seven I truly believed that when you grew up you could be whatever you wanted (Literally). As a result when asked that very question by my aunt, I told her that I wanted to be a lion!

Tony Cotton
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I used to believe that when we grow up, for jobs, we'd turn into animals. I never wanted to be a balet dancer or a doctor...I wanted to be a kitten or a polar bear!!

Leno Bergen
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