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I Was Not the Smartest Child

Let's Face It: Kids Do Stupid Things 71 People

    Don't Ever Touch the Golden Tassels of the American Flag

    The American Flag.  We were taught to respect it. You said the pledge of allegiance Monday through Friday at school. We were proud little American children in the 50's  and 60's. Perhaps I wasn't the smartest child, one night during a school performance...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 3 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Things Haven't Really Changed That Much...

    Every lunchtime my class like to share stories about things they've done, seen etc... Every now and then they like to hear stories about what I got up to as a child. I did some pretty stupid things when I was a kid, not really grown out of that to be honest, and Im pretty...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Burned Down the Garage . :)

    When i was 5 , about a week before Christmas , My sister started tormenting me about my gift to our parents. All i had was this stupid little card i colored in school. She kept telling me how her present was so good that our  parents would love her more and probably just...
    HeadinAzz HeadinAzz 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    I used to think that

    when you adopt a kid you'd walk through this walmart-type store... With kids on the shelves... And when you found one you wanted youd put it in the cart and go to cashier and you'd buy a kid.... 0__o
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    This Could Explain a Lot

    I wasn't dumb as a doorknob in my youth, and I'm not Mensa material now.  I was always a good student, but this isn't about academics. In the winters of my youth, our parents would pack us in the car and we’d drive a couple miles to a really good sledding hill. ...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment 31-35, M 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    I used to think that you got pregnant from pee.

    ... So I was scared to pee because I would get myself pregnant... -__- i was an idiot
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Nope

    Until I started school at the age of 4, I was convinced I was just a very short person.  I knew no other children, my family were all older than me and there were no children in my neighbourhood. Up until starting school, I thought television had little...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    In Second Grade

    Courtney was my best friend in first grade till third grade. Courtneys house was fun. Horse. Kittens. Goats. Just lots of fun stuff. But she and all my other friends always want to come to my house. Even though most the time were not allowed in the house.. And there's really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    The Night Before ......

    I started secondary school ,last day of the holidays . Down the pitch,s with my friends playing footie on the big grass pitch not the ash one after what happened last year !! Went if for a tackle folded my right knee under me coundn,t straighten it ... Piece of metal sticking...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses May 3, 2009

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