People are sharing the hilarious lies their parents told them as children

A Twitter thread of people sharing the lies their parents told them is going viral [Photo: Getty]
A Twitter thread of people sharing the lies their parents told them is going viral [Photo: Getty]

When you were a little you probably assumed everything your parents told you was the truth. Of course, they wouldn’t lie about something so important as the wind actually changing your face!

Whether or not you have children yourself now, chances are you’ve figured out that parenting requires the telling of the odd white lie.

That’s why we’re loving this Twitter thread about the hilarious ‘truths’ our own parents used to spin us when we were little.

The genius thread was started by Twitter user @T0nit0ne who shared her own tale of parenting porkies.

“Have your folks ever told you something as a child that was totally false, in an attempt to stop you from doing something?” she wrote.

“When I was 6, I used to pick my navel and my Dad told me that if bacteria goes in, it would travel through my umbilical chord vessels and attack my guts….”

Really mum? [Photo: Getty]
Really mum? [Photo: Getty]

Having shared her tale, social media was quick to respond with their own examples of fibs their parents told. So much so, that the Influencer went on to collate some of her favourites in a Twitter moment.

“My mom told me it was illegal to turn on the light inside the car while it’s moving. Found out at 22 that that was a lie lol,” one user offered.

“My Dad told me whenever the ice cream van was playing music it meant they’d ran out :/” another user shared.

“When I was 6 mom told me if I ate an orange and swallowed the seed, a tree will grow on top of my head,” another women revealed.

Another user shared a familiar tale about sitting too close to the television.

“My whole family used to tell us that if you sit too close to the tv you will get square eyes. & I believed this with my whole life,” she wrote.

What do you mean the wind will change my face? [Photo: Getty]
What do you mean the wind will change my face? [Photo: Getty]

It seems there were quite a few food related fibs.

“My mum used to tell me if you eat hot cake fresh out the oven you get diarrhoea,” one user wrote before others commented that their own family still use this particular lie.

Apart from giving us all the lols, this thread does seem to prove that honesty isn’t always the best policy, as far as children are concerned at least.

The odd porky never did us any harm, after all.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.

Read more from Yahoo Style UK:

Meet the mum-of-two making thousands by selling her breast milk to men

Would you pay £2,500 for an expert to teach your children about sex?

Scientists have finally revealed the secret to getting children to eat their vegetables

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting