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when i was little i used to believe that if you hurt one of your cuddly tows you were hurting the same animal in the wild

sky
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when i was young i had a stuffed mickey mouse doll, and 1 day when i came home i couldn't find it, until i saw him hanging from the clothesline, i asked my mum what had happened and she told me that he got out and was playing with the hose and got himself wet, and she hung him there so that he could dry and not run in the house and wet everything.

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I thought all of my stuffed animals, action figures, and Barbies are alive and be able to talk to other toys each time when I left the room. I always sneak to my door and peek through to check if they are moving or not. Sometimes I set the plastic dinosaurs in order then after I left the room I checked again if they moved at all. I believe that after I watched Toy Story when I was 8 until I turn 13.

Alexa
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My dad had this really nice illustrated book when i was a kid. Parts of the book had holograms on it, highlighting pictures of ponds, rivers and whatnot. He told me that if i ever touched the holograms, i would get sucked into it, and be frozen!!!!!! I'm still pretty reluctant to touch a hologram!

J
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When I was young I had one of those little electronic robot building kits. What would normally happen is you would plug wires into a battery pack that would run the control panel for your little robotic arm or whatever.
Well, one day the batteries went dead so I needed another way to get power to it. EVERY kid knows that you can't plug wires (or knifes or anything dangerous) into a wall socket so I went out into the garage and found the longest extension cord I could find. The longer the better, I assumed.
I figured by the time all the electricity when through the entire extension cord it would be safe for the robot arm.
I proceeded to catch my bed on fire.

rbarr
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The first time I ever saw a hand puppet was in kindergarden. The teacher put the puppet on my hand, played a record, and told me to make the puppet mimic whenever I heard the person talking. I thought the puppet's mouth would move on its own until she showed me to move my thumb and fingers.

Tammy
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When about 3, i believed that my volkswagon bug, toy car would grow in sun light. i would place it in the drive way and watch it grow. of course this took a long time, i thought, but i would someday have a full size car if i waited long enough. i remember at the end of the day, i would bring it to my dad, to show how much bigger it had gotten, but being that i did not speak to well, he never got what it was i was trying to show him, to him it was just a toy which i acted like he had never seen before.

V. Anselmo
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when i was little i thought that toys had parties wee little partys when you would leave home

Dominique Tello
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I used to believe that if i cut of my Barbie dolls hair that it would grow back.

Zena
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In the garden I always used to find marbles in the dirt. Having never seen marbles before I belived they were some kind of special rock that grew in the ground.

Anon
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I used to believe that dot-to-dots were called 'doctor dots'.

Jim
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When I was little, thanks to ideas planted in my head by Toy Story, I used to think that toys came to life when you left the room and went back to their old positions when you came back. I'd say loudly "I am leaving now" to my toys and stand outside my room to try and hear them, but then I thought that they knew I was there. I'd tell them "You know, it's okay, I know you guys can talk, you don't have to hide it," but they'd never talk. Finally I called them all meanies because they wouldn't talk, then I apologized and "forgave" them for not talking, and said that if they wanted, they didn't have to talk to me. I was a weird little kid.

SparkyTheOtherReindeer
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when I was 3, my sister got a barbie phone. I liked it so much, I asked if I could play with it all the time. Sometimes she would let me, sometimes she wouldn't. I stole it on her birthday and brang it to my room. I pressed the number 4, (because it was my favorite number), and made a wish. I said " I wish I had a barbie phone for my 4 birthday. I actually belived it! I couldn't wait. Then on my 4 birthday, I got 2 barbie walkie talkies. I still wanted the phone more. From that day on, Ibelieved everyone got a barbie thing. Even boys! LOL!!!

LOL child
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I bought some Tinkerbell "fairy dust" at the Disney store when I was about 8 or 9. Of course it was just a bottle of glitter, but I thought that if I sprinkled it on myself, I would be able to fly, just like in the movie.

Anon
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When I was younger, I'd watch commercials on television for toys, and I thought it was such a great thing that "batteries [were] sold separately" to the point that I would tell my parents that.

Kit
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I used to believe that whenever i was away from home at school, my stuffed animals came to life and played games together until I got home, when they'd rush back to where I'd left them so I'd never know.

Eevee
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I used to think that all my stuffed animals had feelings, and If I neglected one that it would try to kill me in my sleep, So everynight before I went to sleep I would spend a good 10 minutes organizing my 20-something toys and telling them that I loved them all equally and If one of them fell of the bed in the middle of the night that I would rescue it as soon as I woke up. Yeah I was dumb. Thanks alot Toy Story.

Koriander
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i used to think that toys (dolls) will look at you with there wee little eyes

frankie the monkey
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I used to think all of my toys and stuffed animals were alive and had feelings, so I would tuck them all in at night and talk to them so they wouldn't be sad. I also wasn't able to sleep unless I thought they were all in a comfortable sleeping position... haha.

Emily G.
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I used to strongly believe that toys were alive, like in Toy Story. And that everytime you blinked, they moved. So whenever I blinked I would do it quickly so I could try to catch them in action.

beth
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