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I used to believe that I could have my birthday whenever I felt like it. I still remember complaining to my mother that I wanted my birthday to happen sooner.

Kev
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i used to think that on your birthday, you would not turn another year older until your birthday "party" started... so i was scared to not have parties

Anon
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I used to believe that everybody had a separate date for their birthday and their birthday party. I would go around telling the neighbors " My birthday's march 7 and my party is march 9"

Roxie
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When I was turning 3 my Birthday party was actually the day before my real birthday but i thought that you turned older when you had your birthday party so all through the day i asked my dad "am i 3 yet?"

Gm
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I used to believe that every year on your birthday fairies would come along and take your body and replace it with another one that was a year older.

Heazure
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I used to believe that there was a magical ingredient in birthday cakes that allowed you to age another year, and that's why you had to eat it.

Sean
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I used to think that, on your birthday, you didn't actually turn a year older until you ate some birthday cake.

Joe
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I remember when I was five, I stood anxiously at the bottom of the stairs on my sister's third birthday waiting for her to wake up and come downstairs. Since I usually couldn't have cared less about my sister, my mom asked me why I was so anxious to see her. I replied, "I want to see how much older she looks now that she's three!"

Ann Y.
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My birthday is on July 4th and, when I was little we always went to the park and had a picknic. Everyone including myself had fireworks back then and, all celebrated at the same time. Until I was about 6 years old I thought every one else was celebrating my birthday with me. What a disappointment when I found out the truth.

Charlie Peck
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My son came crying to me about 3 days before his 5th birthday. "I don't want to be a girl" he said through tears. I had no idea what he was talking about, and couldn't calm him down. I could however figure part of the reason. I went looking for his older sister and found her laughing. She had convinced him that on his birthday he would automatically be a girl by telling him it had happened to her.

Shelley
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When I was little, I thought I had to like my birthstone color. I was born in February, so I loved purple. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I told my mom that I wish I could like pink, and she told me I could. So we got into a huge arguement about how I had to like purple. But, I finally believed her, and I still love pink!

Tabitha
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I used to think everybirthday you got a new name... I remember the day before my 5th birthday thinking about what my new name would be...

Steph
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When I was around 5 or so I believed that your parents picked your birthday. I even asked my dad why they picked July 23rd as my birthday.

Lois
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When I was in early grade school I had a friend whose birthday one year was on Friday the 13th. I wondered how come I never had a birthday on Friday the 13th.

My birthday is the seventh of December.

Anon
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I was 2 weeks late, I was supposed to be born on Feb. 29th (it was a leaper year). I knew leaper year came every 4 years, so I assumed I was REALLY lucky I was late, cause if I was born on Feb. 29th I could only have a birthday every 4 years... So 4 years were equal to only 1 Year for me.

-eliya
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I used to believe that if I went around saying when my birthday was that people would show up with presents for me.

Anon
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My brother's birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend. When we were little, we lived on the main street and the Shriners would have a parade that weekend, but I always thought the parade was for his birthday!

Melissa
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When I was 5 my Mom would say your Birthday is right around the corner. I use to run and look around the corners of the house looking for it. Who knows what I was think. But it was never there.

Anon
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when I was much younger (I'm 21 now) I went through a short phase when I thought everybody had a birthday every month rather than once a year. I have no clue where I got the idea.

Jaime
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When I was five my sister told me many times that I was really twenty-five and on my next birthday I'd change back to my real age--twenty-six. She said I'd be reunited with my husband that day and have a baby. I believed her.

Roslyn
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