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When I was younger, I would hear people say a baby was 18 months old. That left me infinitely confused about how long the first year of life was.

Anon
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When I was in elementary school, I used to think that you only had one birthday every other year. My parents were confused once when I told them I didn't have a birthday that year, because I already had one last year.

Arianna
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I was born on Christmas Day, and when I was little all I knew was that people decorated their houses and sang songs and gave gifts to celebrate a birthday. However, I used to believe that this was all done in the spirit of my birthday. I mean, who wouldn't be excited, it was MY birthday! :)

Jake
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When I was little, I didn't understand the concept of years changing how old people were. I thought that since I was born in January and my little sister (by four years) was born in February, that was what determined our ages. When I learned my Grandma was born December 23rd, I exclaimed, "Grandma! You're older than Jesus!"


She didn't like that.

Claire
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When I was young I was SO convinced that I should be older than my sister because my birthday was in August and hers was in September. To a young girls mind, since my birthday came before hers I obviously was older. (regardless of the fact that she was 3 years older than me.)

big little sister
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When I was three, I was convinced that once my little brother turned three, he would turn into a girl. My logic being that I was three, and I was a girl, so it only makes sense that he would turn into a girl once he hit that age.

Mary Claire
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My little cousin's birthday is December the 25th. Her school had a little celebration for all the kids in her class that were born from July to December. Then, she had a little party with her closest friends in her school. Finally the 25th she had a little party with all the family. Confused she asked her mom on the 25th how much she was turning. Her mom answered she was turning 5. She replied:
"How many times do I have to turn five?"

Manuel
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Until I was about 9 years old I used to believe my younger sister would one day catch up with me and be may age. I remember I really wanted this to happen as she is 4 years younger than me and at that time she seemed more like a baby to me than a playdate. So I was really happye when we celebrated her birhtdays thinking "well, shes finally growing!"

Tane
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I convinced my sister on the day of her birthday as she was licking the candles on her cake that candles were made out of ear wax:D she didnt lick them til she was 12

flip4smith
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I thought you didn't have to go to school when it was your birthday.

M_1
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I was invited to a birthday party once, and I thought that I had to pay for it. I asked, and after a 'no' from my mother, I was still anxious to keep the invite as proof that I had been invited so that I could give it in on entry.

Anon
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I used to believe that everyone had their own special day of the year called a 'birthday'. During my 1st grade Show and Tell, I told my class that I was special because I was born on my birthday!

elizabeth
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When I was little I thought if I didn't have a birthday party, I wouldn't age and my younger sister would start to catch up with me and eventually get ahead, so of course I always was very anxious to have a party!

Anon
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I remember I used to think that nobody else in the world had the same birthday as me. But then this girl from school told me hers was the same day as mine. I showed lots of excitement when she told me, and later went home thinking that she obviously was lying.(I was about 4 or 5 at the time.)

Lauren
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I used to believe my birthday was a place instead of a day. My birthday is April fourth. I thought that the fourth was the same place you went when you went back and forth. Once my mom told me my birthday was coming up while we were going somewhere in the car, so I was very dissapointed when I found out our final destination wasn't the fourth.

Tracy
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I used to believe your parents PICK your birthday.

Stella
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My Birthday is on the 4th August, the same day as the late Queen Mother (Queen Elizabeth of England's Mum). Every year the Royal Marine Band would march and play happy birthday to her, this would always be televised for the evening news. My mother told me that they were playing it for me which made me fee very important, especially as my brother never had the Royal Marine Band playing for him on his birthday. I believed this until I was about 8 years old.

Martin
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I thought you only grew taller and bigger on your birthday. I would go and stand up against the wall ruler several times during the day of my birthday and check how much I had grown in the last hour. Figuring out that I grew all year long was harder to process than finding out Santa wasn't real.

Amanda
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I was born on St Patricks day, and one day an old Irish man in the park told me that anyone born on St Patricksday was part leprechaun.
I fully beleived it until I was 8

Karyn
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When I was a child my parents used to tell me the fireworks were for me. (July 3) One day in class believe second grade the teacher asked, "Does anyone know what the fireworks are for on July 4th". To which I responded with, "Their for my birthday" I don't remember exactly what was said after that, but I did know the reality.

July Baby
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