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when I was little I thought that the army base open-house that happened each year was Smokey the Bear's birthday party (he promotes fire safety in commercials), there would be kids games and sometimes cake. I thought he just really liked tanks and so went for an army theme, and being a celebrity he could afford to go all out. It was such a big place that I didn't find it that strange if I could go for the whole event and not see him.
I didn't realize the truth until I was in my late teens reminiscing with my parents about how I used to love going to Smokey's birthday... they were a little confused.
When my brother was born on my 3rd birthday, I thought he was my birthday present. I ran around saying he was mine, he was my present.
Years later I asked my mom if I could return him and she told me there were no refunds, the store was closed.
My sister told me that since I was a Scorpio, I would turn into a scorpion on my 21st Birthday. Currently, I'm 20 and my birthday is only 2 months away and I'm still a little scared! :)
I used to believe that EVERYONE got a car on their 16th birthday.
I used to believe that my birthday was celebrated on the 22nd of every month... I actually expected presents! When I didn't get any, I thought my parents had forgotten, and I would wait for the next month!
When I was little everytime I made a wish on a birthday cake or dandelion, I wished that I would turn into a magical lion. I wouldn't settle for any ordinary lion, nope, I wanted to be a magical one. I was so upset when I didn't turn into one, like my birthday cake ripped me off or something.
i got angry because i thought the prince of norway and i had the same birth date.. and when our king at that time died, and his son (now our king, and father to the prince of norway above) got king- i saw on tv that the prince suddenly got an age of 25 or so.. i thought it was unfair..
I used to believe that you could change your date of birth to whenever you wanted it.
When i was about 11 i think we bought my uncle a rock CD for his birthday. On the front it "Comes with a free air guitar". I got stressed out when he opened it and it didn't spring out like a baloon! lol
My birthday always falls in the same week as Martin Luther King day, often within a day of it. Since my dad had a government job he always had the day off. I naturally assumed that he got to spend the day at home because of my birthday!
I thought that when a child turned nine they were presented with a mini airplane so they could fly over other peoples houses and spy on them. On my ninth birthday I asked my mom where my airplane was, needless to say all of my spying dreams were crushed.
I used to think that no one had a birthday in January, because it was the beginning of the year.
My best friend growing up was born on her grandpa's birthday which was very ironic to me because she had 1/365 chance to be born on that day. Thus I came to the conclusion she was adopted as a birthday present for her grandpa and I managed to convice her of the same. A few years later I discovered that my due date was on my grandpa's birthday, but I happened to be two days late. I was quite embarassed of my mistake.
When I was younger my brother told me his birthday was coming up, I told him that's not possible because he's younger than me and my birthday should be first. He looked at me like I was stupid and my mom explained. What's embaressing is that he's two years younger than me and knew before I did.
i used to belive your mum and dad chose your birthday
Incidentally, the first time I was ever truly aware of the concept of a birth date was the year I was turning five. My birthday's on december 5th, so I assumed that next year it would be on december 6th to correspond to my age. I couldn't figure out what happened after age 31...
My family raised me to be religeous, so naturally I was taught that Jesus was born on December 25. I was born on christmas eve, and I always believed that Jesus was the only person born on 'christmas' and that was why I had been born on christmas eve. I thought it was impossible to be born on christmas because that was reserved for Jesus Only....
I used to be convinced that, because my brother and I both have our birthday in August, all siblings were born in the same month.
This is probably pretty common, but I used to believe that on your birthday you grew taller.
I remember when I turned five I tried to measure myself, because older kids looked bigger, so now I was five, I must be bigger. My dad laughed and told me it wasn't true and I got upset.
i thought it took 13 days for you to reach the age you turn on your birthday.