ook, sometimes parents gotta do what they gotta do to maintain peace in their household. And occasionally, that may involve lying to their children. Don't act like you've never done it or that it's never happened to you.
One of my good friends said that when she was little, her dad told her that when she opened her mouth, her face would disappear. For a good long while, she thought she had this neat trick in her pocket that no one else could do. Needless to say, worlds came crashing down when the truth was revealed.
People started sharing all the crazy lies their parents convinced them were true growing up, and they're insane and hilarious. Do you have stories like these?
Nicole Cliffe started it off with the story of how her kids found out that Scooby Snacks weren't plain wheat crackers:
We all felt her pain when she said “the whole system collapsed in under three minutes.” Soon, others began sharing stories of how their parents tricked them when they were little, and many of these tales were quite harrowing…
Talking Bugs Bunny
This person’s ninja parents convinced him that a burglar snuck into the house and only took the voice box out of his annoying talking Bugs Bunny. Honestly, they deserve a medal.
To be fair, these parents would have probably lived in a nightmare if their kids knew how close they lived to Disneyland. But my oh my is that some commitment to a lie.
OK, this is funny but how little was Liz when this happened? Because even as a small child I think I would have figured out that goldfish couldn’t run away. They have no legs!
It’s impressive that it took three whole years for Andrew to see a cockroach upstairs. But isn’t it just the worst when you find out your parent, the person you’ve trusted to care for you your whole life, has been lying to you?