We all know that parents sometimes lie to their children for a variety of reasons, sometimes for their own good, and sometimes just for the fun of it. People are now sharing some of the lies their parents told them, and many are ashamed to admit they actually believed them.
It all started when someone on Reddit posed the question, "What’s something completely false that your parents told you as a child?"
Lies parents told children include:
- "My dad had me convinced that if I were to ever look at my own butt, I would explode."
- "I asked my mother why I didn't have a 'willy' like my brother. She told me she picked me up by it when I was a child and it fell off. I cried for about three hours for the penis I never had."
- "My parents told me that when the 'beehive' hairstyle was popular, some women ended up dying because black widow spiders would nest in their hair."
- "I was scared of lightning. Then, my dad told me it's just god taking pictures of me, so I shouldn't be afraid. I started running to windows whenever there was a thunderstorm and posing for my picture."
- My dad is terrible at wrapping gifts. Every time he wrapped something to give to us kids, regardless of the time of year, he would say it was wrapped by 'Rudolph'— the wrapping was terrible because reindeer don't have thumbs."
- "My earwax was fly poop."
- "As a kid, I used to play with my belly button a lot, so my mom told me that the knot in my belly button held my skin together, and that if I kept playing with it, I’d untie the knot and fall apart. It f***ing terrified me, but it worked."
- "Migraines were caused by pressure buildup from an inability to fart.
- "My dad’s all time favorite snack are Twinkies, and he used to tell me that little elves lived inside the Twinkies, and the three holes existed so they could get outside air and breathe. I never ate another Twinkie in my life, and my dad didn’t have to worry about me stealing his favorite snack ever again."