Look, 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
@Nicole_Cliffe My folks ripped the voice box out of a talking Bugs Bunny, SEWED IT BACK UP, told me thieves broke i… https://t.co/TkKd5C4EVj— Ken Walczak (@Ken Walczak)1516673155.0
@Nicole_Cliffe My aunt and uncle live 20 minutes from Anaheim and the first time they took their three sons to Disn… https://t.co/7TOIolexH7— Mags ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@Mags ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️)1516673873.0
@Nicole_Cliffe My parents told me my goldfish ran away to be with his mom and I believed them for years!— liz charboneau (@liz charboneau)1516673547.0
CockroachesIt'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?
The Great Vowel WarsThis is honestly an incredible story and I could see it being a C. S. Lewis-type epic series. However, to let it get so out of hand that your kid tries to do a presentation on it in school...well, that's a bit much.
Herman the CowSometimes parents are so genius with their falsehoods that you can't even get mad at them because it's just so funny. Why try to convince your child that every herd of cows has one named Herman? Why not? That's the real question we should be asking.
"Take a Number" Tantrums
@Nicole_Cliffe As a child My mother convinced me that you had to wait your turn to be upset and throw a tantrum. I’… https://t.co/QYW7azlaWi— Drew Mierzejewski fights FASCISTS (@Drew Mierzejewski fights FASCISTS)1516676290.0