Trust is hard to build and even harder to restore. Yet, that didn’t stop mom and dad from taking advantage of our innocence. Our parents lied to us as kids about anything from El Cucuy to human anatomy. If you can’t trust your parents, who can you trust? Here are some of #TheLiesWeTellKids we still remember.
Our parents lied when it was clear we knew the truth.
“When I was your age, I walked to school… in the snow… without shoes… uphill… both ways.” #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Jason Kennett (@JasonjKennett) July 21, 2015
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I thought you grew up in Florida, dad.
Backpack socks lunch bag all strewn around. "I never did this when I was a kid!" #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Sri (@Sricalifornia) July 21, 2015
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Show me a kid who doesn’t make a mess and I’ll show you a technicolor unicorn.
They lied and used fear as an essential tool to raise us.
That if you didn't go to sleep when you were supposed to, the boogeyman, Cucuy, and the Llorona, would get you #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Secia G (@Nessa_Star4) July 21, 2015
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I’m not scared of el Cucuy! *pulls blanket over head*
#TheLiesWeTellKids if you swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow inside your tummy.
— Morgan (@morgannpaigeee_) July 21, 2015
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Wouldn’t there be a warning label or something at this point?
I saw that because I have eyes in the back of my head. #TheLiesWeTellKids
— just plain beth (@whoawhut) July 21, 2015
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Wait? What?! When will mine grow in?
#TheLiesWeTellKids if you keep tattle-tailing, you will start to grow a tail.
— Rob F. (@BlueNoteBros91) July 21, 2015
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And lies make your nose grow.
Your face will freeze like that. #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Forced Nonchalance (@djinnaminx) July 21, 2015
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But I only did it for a second!
But actions always speak louder than words.
We have no favorites, we love all you kids the same #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Jorge Franco (@jlfranco5) July 21, 2015
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Then why did Felipe get a new phone and I got a pack of socks for Christmas 2001?
Isn’t lying about God a mortal sin?
It's raining because God is crying…and He's crying because you didn't clean your room. #TheLiesWeTellKids
— Charley Kaye (@Ckandrew14) July 21, 2015
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I’m sure God doesn’t have time to micromanage.
And how dumb did they really think we were?
"Where do babies come from?"
"ummmm parents kissing" #thelieswetellkids
— Khavizzle (@KhavyNP) July 21, 2015
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It was cute at first, until we discovered the truth thanks to Google.
#TheLiesWeTellKids Mommy why were you making noise last night. ..Dad was tickling me
— Babykakes (@Babykakes511) July 21, 2015
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At 7 years old: “Oh. Haha. That’s funny.”
At 14 years old: “Oh. So that’s what ‘tickling’ is. Awkward.”
In turn, we learned how to lie from our parents.
— LINK (@linksocialapp) July 21, 2015
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We’ve all lied about being on our way or around the corner.
Some lies were meant to build us up.
— Mean Mac (@noconceptatall) July 21, 2015
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Then use the eyes on the back of your head!
— Kristal Yalitza (@KristalYalitza) July 21, 2015
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Hope you’re ready to pay for my art degree, ma!
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) July 21, 2015
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Still stand by your argument, mom?
— Fish Daddy Cupcake (@fishdaddy37) July 21, 2015
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Okay, mommy. I believe you.
Most of the time they lied to keep us busy.
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) July 21, 2015
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Nope, not once since 4th grade.
When all else failed, they lied big and they lied boldly.
#TheLiesWeTellKids "you cant drink my coca cola it has medicines"
— tammy (@Tamii_Nem) July 21, 2015
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Well, seems like you have bigger problems at the moment. I’ll come back later.