Check Out These Hilarious Punishments Our Fierce Readers Shared From Their Childhoods
When we look back on our childhoods, we had lots of great times. Hanging out with our primos, being spoiled by our abuelas, watching Saturday morning cartoons and dancing our hearts out at quinces are just a few of our favorite memories from growing up. However, it wasn’t always fun and games. We’d be irresponsible if we didn’t give credit to some of the hilarious ways our parents kept us in line as well. At the time, some threats were straight-up horrifying but now they’re pretty funny. Who knows, maybe we’ll even use some of these lines on our own kids one day.
With these strange and funny punishments in mind, we asked our FIERCE readers what sort of weird warnings their parents issued to them while growing up and we can’t stop laughing over these responses. Here are some of the funniest:
1. Hug it out.
“My dad would force my brother and i to hug each other standing in a corner when we got into a fight. We would squeeze each other tryna hurt each other 😂😂😂” — @waitingmoon
2. Pack your bags and go.
“‘Te voy a mandar pa Mexico con tu tía’” — @larrita415_
3. The threat of el Cucuy.
“When I wouldn’t sleep my mom would say, “If you open your eyes, the Cucuy will come to get you!” 😯 It would scare me to death. Pinche cucuy!” — @hellengav74
4. A long visit with abuelita doesn’t seem so bad.
“My mom would threaten with sending us to Peru. Honestly, looking back, I should have taken her up on it because my Abuelita would have spoiled me rotten 🤣” — @mamabean_d
5. The hand-holding technique.
“When my brother and I would argue in the grocery store, my dad would make us hold hands until we left the store.” — @withlove_mandee
6. Don’t make us pull this car over!
“My mother would threaten to stop the car on the freeway and throw us out if we didn’t stop fighting.” — @lamoodyreina
7. A weird and gross punishment that a lot of readers have in common.
“My dad would say he was gonna make us lick salt off each other’s backs. We were so grossed out we would check ourselves realllll quick.” — @mividaencolor
8. The underwear warning.
“My mom would threatened to tie us in underwear back to back in the balcony 😂” — @danielyspineda
“My mom never threatened. She just gave a look and said, “Want to go to the bathroom?” Which meant a spanking lol.” — @victorria_p
10. Hold your tongue.
“‘Se te hace palo la lengua’ was a threat if you even thought about backtalking.” — @killahcarm
11. Cut off from technology.
“My parents would threaten to take the phones and internet modem away when my sister and I would fight. It got so bad that they would actually take them to work with them so we wouldn’t sneak on the internet or call our friends lol.” — @teoami
12. This rice threat sounds painful af.
“Threatened to kneel on a pile of rice and lick salt off eachothers back 😂😂😂” — @jessicagmejia
13. What’s with all the licking??
“My mom would threaten to put honey on my and @pgon805 back and make us lick it off each other” — @wildcardb_tches