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20 Parents Share Lies They Told Their Kids

Kids will believe just about anything if their parents are saying it. These folks need to tone it down on the lying...

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    parenting lie - Text - My dad told me if I ate my spinach if get hair on my chest like Popeye. So there I was-a small girl wolfing down my spinach hoping I'd get hair on my chest. When I got older and realized wasn't supposed to get hair on my chest, my dad just laughed at me.
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    parenting lie - Text - I told my son, who is afraid of clowns, that ice cream trucks were driven by clowns. He heard that music and sprinted to his room every time.
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    parenting lie - Text - I was told that if I swallowed my gum,my poop would bounce up and down in the toilet. I cried every time I accidentally Swallowed some.
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    parenting lie - Text - We can't have the dome light on in the car at night because it blinds the other drivers.
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    parenting lie - Text - My dad always told me he was terrified of mice and rats so we couldn't go to Chuck E Cheese.
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    parenting lie - Text - Mum told me 7-Eleven was only open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and that 7 p.m. was far too late to have a Slurpee.
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    parenting lie - Text - My mom told me that when an earthquake happened, it was because our planet was fighting with another planet. I believed that crap until second grade.
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    parenting lie - Text - "They don't sell replacement batteries for that toy." 11
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    parenting lie - Text - My flatmate grew up on a farm and was told by her parents that their TV only worked when it rained. She believed this for far, far too long.
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    parenting lie - Text - When my daughters were little, I told them that if they burped, farted, and sneezed at the same time, they would turn inside out.
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    parenting lie - Green - "If you eat enough vegetables, your body makes them taste like candy."
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    parenting lie - Text - I told my kids that if they didn't behave while waiting in the drive-thru line, they'd get a Sad Meal.
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    parenting lie - Text - My mum tells my sister the Internet lady turns the Internet off at 6pm every night.
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    parenting lie - Text - My father always said the animals on the side of the road were just taking a nap since the road was warm.
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    parenting lie - Text - "The rumble strips on the highway are for the blind drivers." Took me seven years to realize. Well-played, Dad.
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    parenting lie - Text - My parents told me that if I pushed the "reset" button on the power outlet the house would explode.
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    parenting lie - Text - My grandma told my mom that the right boob was for white milk and the left was for chocolate milk. She believed that until she took Sex Ed in high school.
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    parenting lie - Text - My dad told his grandmother the pot plant in his room was a Colombian tomato plant. She thought it was very exotic and lovely that he had an interest in gardening.
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    parenting lie - Text - My dad said Pulp Fiction was a documentary about oranges so that I wouldn't want to watch it.
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    parenting lie - Text - When we went to the store, my mom used to say, "Every time you touch something a kitten dies."
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