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When I was little, my parents bought a new refrigerator that was delivered to our house in a big box. AFter taking the refrigerator out, my dad laid the box on its side and cut 'windows' into the sides of the box so my younger sister and I could use it as a playhouse. We loved it! A few months later, my parents told us they were going to buy a new car. For several weeks my sister and I did nothing but talk about how much fun we would have with the even bigger new car box! We were heartbroken to discover the day the new car came home that new cars did NOT come in huge boxes!

Anon
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I lost a balloon one time and it floated into the sky. So I thought my dad would ask NASA if he could use their rockets to go into space and get my balloon back!

Shirley B.
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I thought Santa was going to be sent to jail for stealing gifts from Toys R Us.

Sandy
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I had three cabbage patch kids and many other kinds of dolls. I used to rotate which one I would take out with me, which one I would sleep with, and which ones I would play with because I thought they would get their feelings hurt and kill me when I slept. I think my mom put that fear in me because cabbage patch dolls were so expensive. She felt if she paid for three of them, I'd better play with all three of them!

kim
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i thought that if i dressed in my holly hobby doll's clothes, no one would be able to find me.

pikl
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When my sister told me that her bear could read, I wanted her bear to teach my bear how to read. We set them up together, both with a book but when I came back all the pages for her bear were turned and my bear was just stupid.

Jenny's little sister
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When I was young, I didn't like to hold stuffed animals when I went to bed because I was afraid I would eat them in my sleep. I was weird.

Phantom Callie
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There used to be a contest on the back of the Sunday Comics every week for kids - you would color the pic and send it in...they advertised the prizes, i.e. 50 barbie dolls, 30 tops, 25 toy cars, etc.

And I always was amazed and in awe that if I won I would win that many prizes and why did they send one person so many of the same thing! Unfortunately I never did win but it was many years before I figured that the numbers were the TOTAL of the various prizes they awarded! DUH!

Linda
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When I was young I used to believe the words 'MADE IN CHINA' on the back of old toys were referring to a company by the name of 'MADEINCHINA'. I used to wonder how much money the owner would be getting every day, to have a company so massive...

Adam
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When I was younger (5-7), I used to believe that Barbie Dolls actually experienced life the way I experience life, but I controlled it. Similarly, I believed I was a Barbie Doll and some giant controlled the way I experienced life.

ErinMC
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A couple of my brother's friends used to think that when you solved a Rubix Cube, Jesus popped out and granted you a wish.

Holy Anonymous, Batman!
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sometimes when the eyelids of my stuffed animals that surronded my bed were slightly slanted so that it looked as if they were quite angry! well i was appauled as i had always taken such good care of them! what more can a 4 year old do?

little miss
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Washable markers could actually be washed off of paper

Anon
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I used to think that if I didn't rotate my stuffed animals then they would get mad at me for not paying attention to some of them and kill me. So I had to sleep every night covered by my stuffed animals and switch which animal I cuddled at night every night from the animals at the top of the bed and then when I finished with those switch all the animals from the foot of the bed with the top and repeat the process. As I grew there soon wasn't enough room for me so I put most of my stuffed animals into a bag and gave them to my dad to put into the garage and I would come down and apologize to them once a week. I wouldn't have them in my room though because they would kill me.

beth
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when i was 5 my friend told me that if i wrote "QQQ" on a piece of paper, left my house and came back, my toys would be alive. when my family went on vacation, i was sure to write this on a piece of paper, only to discover that my dog had gone to the bathroom in my room.

Batman
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I used to believe that a stuffed animal gorilla I had named Kong protected me from monsters. My parents put it in the closet every night and told me it would fight all the monsters in the the closet. Until I left it on the floor one day and my dog tore it apart.

Anon
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When I was younger, my parents would try to only let me sleep with ONE stuffed animal, but I would feel bad for the others that were left out, so half of the time, I would try to stay awake until after my parents checked on me and then put them all on my bed, leaving no room for me, so I would sleep on the floor.

Terri
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I used to believe that if I didn't introduce my new Barbies to the old owns, they wouldnt get along. So every Christmas, I would set all the Barbies out and introduce them to each other.

Kat
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ONce I saw a commercial for a talking Cabbage Patch Kid. At the end of the commercial it said "batteries not included" and I FREAKED OUT with excitement bc I thought the doll could talk without batteries.

Laura
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One Sunday when I was about 6 years old my parents and I were driving somewhere and we passed a Toys R Us. I begged them to take me there. My father simply said, "It's closed. It's against the law to buy or sell toys on Sundays." I think I was about 18 when I realized that they were lying to me.

Annika
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