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When I was a child I used to think you only grew on your actual birthday. So on my birthday I would stare hours at the mirror. I guess it's because once I asked my mom when I would be bigger, and she probably said: "when you turn 5".

Gui
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Not my belief, but I heard a 3rd-grade student of mine earnestly explaining this to another today and just had to share it: If you are sick on your birthday, then you don't get one year older.

Nicholas Dollak
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when i was 4 i always wonder how dr knows the gender of new born baby
becoz i used to believe that babys born with cloths

baran
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When I was about 6, one of the boys in my class told me that his older sister was turning 7. I got seriously confused because I knew his sister, and she was ALREADY 7 and couldn't understand why you got two 7th birthdays. So I asked him why, and he said it was because thats the law. Later on I asked my mom when my second 7th birthday was...she just looked at me like I was insane and told me to finish my dinner.

weaslbee
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I used to think that you could have your birthday any time you wanted, and that people just chose to have their birthdays once a year. I wanted to have my birthday once a day instead of once a year. Many mornings I would get up and announce to my family that today was my birthday.

Craziness!
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for some reason, sometimes when my mom and i would go to stores i would loudly announce my b-day...thinking that the strangers around me would come to our house and give me presents. didn't think to also say my address...and i was always disappointed that those complete strangers never got me anything! lol

Anon
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Whenever I had a birthday party as a child and someone would say, "make a wish" as I was blowing out the candles, I always believed that that meant I had to hold my hand up to my face while blowing them out. I don't know why, but I didn't know what a wish was.

Chad
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When I was in kindergarten or first grade there was a girl who had the same birthday as me. She looked liked I did, our teachers even confused us. So I assumed that everbody who had the same birthday looked alike. It wasn't until I met my aunt's friend who had her birthday but looked nothing like her that I realized I was wrong.

C
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I used to believwe that a "baby shower" was when everyone got into the shower together and washed the new born baby.

Anon
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i used to believe that i was the only one with a birthday on June 25 and that i was the only cancer in the WORLD, yes in the world..lol

June 25
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My sister's birthday is July 5th. I used to get jealous because I thought the world was celebrating her birthday with fireworks and I got nothing on my birthday.

Anon
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When I was little I my baby brother was born in July so after that I thought all babies were born in July and then they got to choose what month they wanted thier birthday to be in.

Emily
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My sister uesd to think that you did a whole year's worth of growing in the night before your birthday.

Richard Davies
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I used to believe Martin Luther King chose your birthday.

Anon
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my birthday is the traditional Memorial Day (May 30). My father told me people put out their flags because it was my birthday. I believed it until I was about 10!

Kim
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I used to believe that the queen lived in a retirement housing estate about 5 minutes away from my house.
This is because, on the way to school oneday when I was 5, we went past estate and a big banner saying "HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN ELIZIBETH" hung from bungalow to bungalow.
On my birthday party we had had a "happy birthday Claire" banner hung on the window so that my friends could find my house for the party.
I then realised that the queen OBVIOUSLY lived in one of them bungalows, and today she was having a party with all her friends.
I had an image in my head of the queen and all her posh old lady friends drinking cherryade, eating cake and playing games like pin the tail on the donkey!

Claire Bear H!!!!
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I used to think that my sign (cancer) was named after the disease. One day when I was probably in 5th grade my friend and her Mom were talking about their signs and they asked what mine was. I said Cancer...I don't like mine because it's the only bad one, why is mine a disease and yours is a scorpion?

Anon
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When I was little (before school) I would insist that my birthday was Remember 2nd because I knew that was a word and I thought November was a word my family made up to trick me, since they would laugh every time they asked and corrected me.

Sara
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My twin sister and I are the only children in our family. I used to believe that our birthday was a holiday, like Christmas or Easter because everyone around us seemed to celebrate it. It wasn't until we went to preschool and someone brought in birthday treats on the "wrong" day that I was corrected.

Beth
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When I was little I thought that whatever was on the birthday card was the gift you were going to get - like if there was a duck on the card I thought I was going to get a duck for my birthday. I was always, always disappointed - especially if there was a pony on the card.

Sarah
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