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I Was a Strange Child

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    Quite.

    When I was younger I'd sleep for maybe 3 hours at a time, nothing big. I never spent much time with anyone, going on the swings by myself at recess pretending I was flying. I rarely talked to anyone but I'd always carry a stuffed animal around and make it talk for me. I'd listen...
    ninako3 ninako3 13-15, F Aug 30, 2013

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    I Spoke of Past Lives

    when iwas a child i would have vivid dreams. I would dream i was a young woman in ancient egypt and a child slave. I was about 6 when this began. My father refused to listen after i told him i had witnessed him being put to death on a guillotine. 
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I Was So Weird.

    i was in love with edward scissorhands. i convinced myself i was going to marry him. i would only speak french around those who i knew didnt. i'd only eat rice. and i hated anything that was brown. like my hair. so i painted it purple. i cried all the time. ooh, and i there was...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    Not Your Typical Loner...

    Too tall to be short, too smart to fit in and too different to be normal - but then again I guess I made it OK - and ya know - I think that all mede me the blithering idiot that I am now. [wipes drool off keyboard and nails other finger to the desk]
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2009

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    Yes.

    "You were a strange child." - My mom ("Bob," if you will). 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    Stories...

    Yeah... I used to cry, whenever it rained and my mom had to drive us anywhere, 'cause she'd use the windsheild wipers... I'd freak out and tell her they were worm eggs, and she was killing all the worms! 0.o 
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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    I Was Always Crazy.

    At eight years, my eating disorder started because I was too "obnoxious" as everyone called me.  I was so hyper that I found a way to force myself to calm down: cut out foods.  It took 13-14 years before I was finally diagnosed with ADHD, after I had already...
    lapetitemoi lapetitemoi 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    I'm Still a Strange Child

    I think I've always liked the look on peoples faces when I say something strage. Even my 6 year old niece will look at me and go "your crazy." I love it. I remember when I first read the Harry Potter book where Luna showed up. She became my hero for a while. One of...
    wolfcon wolfcon 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    Still Am..I Mean..(Story Included)

    I have HUNDREDS of notebooks from when i was a kid. I'd fill them up with drawings and stories, poems and lyrics...sound familiar? yeah. Not too far from this account. Haha not much has changed. Still weird. I was really popular in elementary school, people liked playing pretend...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Luke Skywalker And Athena, Goddess Of Wisdom Were Best Friends

    I was really into Greek mythology when I was a kid. I was always putting a little stuffed owl on my shoulder, a sheet around me, and running around being Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War. My best friend at the time was really into Star Wars, but luckily she had a very open...
    Owlmaid Owlmaid 26-30, F Jan 20, 2013

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    Only Because...

    ...i was so unloved and badly treated at home by my father and stepmother that, yearning for love and normalcy so badly, i sought the love of people who were not in my immediately family--whether family members outside of my immediate family or strangers, and in so doing...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    How To Avoid Getting Kidnapped

    Because I know that a good deal of the stories I can foresee putting on this site will be rather melancholy in tone and content, I thought I would share something of a more humorous, if embarrassing, nature. I was five years old and in kindergarten way back in the year 1979...
    AmericanRefugee AmericanRefugee 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    I Used to Wear Messed Up-looking Clothes

    I used to wear weird clothes - or wear things that weren't supposed to be worn that way (a vintage skirt as a dress & add belt)  or make something (badly).   I now justify that by designing clothes...heehee
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2009

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    Tis True,

     i was the creepy lil kid in the back of room around 3rd grade. i just...watched people. i found them so fascinating O-o around 4th grade i outgrew it and got to know people :P they disappointed my expectations later on in life though ;P
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2009

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    Just to Name a Few

    When I was 9, my mom and I were visiting my brother in Chicago. He and I spent a good deal of time watching movies - all of them have changed my life - The Dream Team made me believe I wanted to write, IT proved I could take horror, What About Bob? gave me a dark side, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 10, 2009

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    I Guess You Could Call Me That..

    Let's put it like this: my best friends were flies and spiders. Whenever I saw a spider I'd carry it around and show it to everybody, one friend of my mum always ran away and started shouting haha. I never really understood it, I thought they were cute, especially those half...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    I See Dead People

    When I was a kid I can remember hearing the phones or the doorbells ring two or three times before anyone else could hear. I can remember going to bed with a nightlight on and seeing my rocking horse moving by itself. As a kid those experiences just meant that I'm a little...
    LLnL LLnL 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    I used to think I could talk to trees

    so one day I was talking to one in my back yard and my friend laughed at me so I hugged the tree and a branch fell on her.
    marissalynkb marissalynkb 16-17, F Apr 21

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    I Should Definitely Take The Strangest Child Award

    Sometimes when I see family I haven't seen in a while, my strange childhood behavior still gets brought up. Some things I do remember having done as a child, others I don't, but other family members do and they tell me. My sisters remember a lot about when I was a baby (I was...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    Imaginary Friend.

    My name is emily, I have a cousin I use to look up to a great deal, but I have definitely outgrew that (this is relevant). when I was little I use to pretend I had a friend named emily (so I was my imaginary friend) and I ...
    love4peace love4peace 18-21, F Nov 15, 2009

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    Current Events

    In elementary school we were expected to do a weekly current events summary. Some people would do sports... some did politics.... others did celebrities.   ME? What did i do summaries on?   Obituaries. Between 2-5 grade i would often take my article from the...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Another Odd One

    I wasn't ever much of a 'typical' child. 1. I spent most of my time alone. Much of it was spent finding books and reading in my room for hours on end, going through several books in a single day some times. I spent a lot of time wondering how I knew what I was seeing was really...
    EerieLights EerieLights 18-21 1 Response Oct 30, 2012

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    Complete Weirdo

    i use to love learning about world war two i remember in fifth grade i actually taught the teacher some things, and in third grade i was obsessed with ancient Egyptian culture i loved it , and when i was even younger i was into religion, and then it was aliens, and serial killers...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    About being an autistic child- (mild autism/

    Aspergers) When I was very young, I felt as though I had something very old inside me, looking out through my eyes. It carried such a great weariness and it existed as an abiding paradox to the continual sense of newness in everything I saw. I remember my first contact with...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Probably Because I Was More Than One...

    I have something similar to multiple personality disorder, and have since before I was four. Maybe since age three. I don't know. But they would come out all the time and they would do mean things sometimes. They're more controlled now, but it used to be a real problem. I myself...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    I Was The Odd Ball Out Of The Kid In My Family And In School

    i would draw strange pictures of dark things and people dying. i wasnt allowed to draw or do anything with writing i was 4 and like i would always draw my parents death and where they would die and i had this weird obsession with fire. i needed some help because i was ver very...
    BlueScarlet BlueScarlet 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2010

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    Who Knew.

    I remember before I hit Middle School I was constantly being picked on for being quiet and shy. What's so wrong with that? It's not like I planned on murdering them all. (At that point, anyway) :) Another crime growing up was that apparently being yourself 100% of the time...
    xBlu3Sasquatch xBlu3Sasquatch 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    I'm Still A Little A Strange

    I'm still a little strange. Actually I'm a little creepy if you want to call it that. but honestly some people think theres something wrong with me!
    authorintraining authorintraining 13-15, F Jan 17, 2011

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    I'm Glad I Was A Strange Kid

    I didn't like other kids. I wasn't shy, I just wasn't interested. I looked at the other kids and whatever they did seemed either boring or cruel. On the other hand, grown ups were fascinating. I loved talking with some of my teachers about their lives and their kids and so on. It...
    AliaDaisa AliaDaisa 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    The Strange Creation

     Since I was a child I was a strange creation, my parents said I always said things that made them take a double take with a "huu?" For example, my mom and dad were talking about someone, I was about 4 years old, and they didn't think I would be able to really...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Uh-oh, That Was Papa's Watch....

    I frightened my parents....they didn't know what to do with a little girl who lived in her books, constantly building things or taking things apart.......things came to a head when I tore apart a baby doll (well, I thought they'd be happy I was doing SOMETHING with it) to use for...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    I'm A Strange Person In General

    I have always been very different from other people. I was the kid who you'd see in section of the playground all by herself. If I was with a crowd I was ether getting ignored or verbally bullied. I never had many friends becuse other kids thought I was weird. My parents used...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Lol Toilet Monster

    When I was little I was afraid to use the bathroom because I was convinced there was a monster that lived in the toilet. I would hold myself til I couldn't hold it anymore. I tried to hurry up I didn't want to sit on the toilet to long because I was afraid the monster would grab...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2011

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    "strange" Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It

    If you think about it, being a child is about being stranger than you are now. It was normal to talk to yourself, normal to have a crazily wild imagination, normal to run around in circles, normal to have imaginary friends, and normal to not be burdened by boring things that...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F Sep 17, 2011

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    I Used to Wear Messed Up-looking Clothes

    I used to wear weird clothes - or wear things that weren't supposed to be worn that way (a vintage skirt as a dress & add belt)  or make something (badly).   I now justify that by designing clothes...heehee
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    A Class Friend I Used To Know

    When I'd just started at a new school,I was a bit nervous on my first day,as no doubt most kids are in this situation. The lady teacher(in her 20's,old I thought when I was 8. Well,at 8,you have no perception of older people's ages.). She was very nice to me on my first day...
    alstom alstom 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    Sometimes I think it is part of my daughter's diet! She has a potty mouth but I do not seem to be getting through to her
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    I had to stand in the corner... Nose tight in the corner, hands at sides.
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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
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    I have two wonderful boys and two girls. I had my first son when I was 20 my second when I was 22, When I was 24 yrs old I had my first daughter and my last when I was 29. In my...
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    I was molested by my step grandpa for three years it ended when I was almost 8. My mom was a single mom who even tho she knew he was a child molester she trusted my grandma to...
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    I had a flashback today. It took me a little bit to recover. I was walking in the park with my husband when it happened and he wanted to know what was wrong. I had stopped walking...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F Jul 20

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    I am actually not sure if I was molested or not. I have been struggling for years over this and I feel like so many other people have it worse. I have had some people support me...
    shoppingirl101 shoppingirl101 18-21, F 5 days ago

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