There’s nothing wrong with a white lie or two if it makes your kids behave, right?
Well, according to a couple of Reddit threads (which you can check out here and here), it’s one of the hilarious advantages of being a parent.
These mums and dads seriously deserve an award for coming up with these corkers!
I was once asked why a tree on my street was painted white. My dad said, “The government does that to show kids how far they can walk down the street without a parent.”
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…
I tell my girls that their ears wiggle when they lie. It is funny to watch someone hold their ears and explain they have no clue who ate all the candy.
My mother said that if I weed in the shower, wee would come out of the shower nozzle.
As a kid I lost a tooth, put it in a plastic bag, slid it under my pillow, then went to bed early so the tooth fairy could come. When my parents forgot to put money under my pillow my dad said, "You shouldn't have put the tooth in a bag. The tooth fairy couldn't smell it."
My grandmother convinced my mother that pineapples were poisonous if eaten raw as a joke, which she believed until we corrected her aged 45.
My mum potty trained me by telling me that children in nappies weren’t allowed into Disney World.
If I swallowed my gum I would fart bubbles. I did it by accident once and had a full-scale meltdown.
“Don't touch that. It'll turn into spiders.”
If the ice cream truck is playing music, it means they have run out of ice cream.
When my ex-girlfriend was a kid, she had misbehaved and her dad told her he was, “Only going to buy her one boob when she grew up.”
I was told that if a centipede counted my teeth, I would die. To this day, I close my mouth when I see a centipede. I’m over 40 years old.
My parents convinced me that if I didn’t eat my broccoli then I would go bald. They used my Grandfather as an example as he was bald. Turned out he was undergoing cancer treatment.
My grandma told us that smelling each other’s farts would make us stronger. Worst Christmas ever for us, funniest Christmas for her.
My mom told my brother and I that a penguin lived behind the fridge, and if we left the door open too long he’d come out and bite us.
Kids aren’t the only ones who say the darndest things…
They say you can’t choose you family… but you can choose not to have them at your wedding if they don’t deserve it!
If you’ve watched a horror movie before, you’ll know that some children can be truly terrifying!
Any parent will tell you that kids can be brutally honest whenever they feel a certain emotion.