Growing up, we were all told that telling lies or fibs was never the right thing to do. We believed, for years, everything that our parents told us and never questioned it. Yet, as we passed through the stages of adolescence and into the threshold of adulthood, we realised the abundance of harmless lies we were told to keep us in check.
Whether it was to answer difficult questions, teach their kids valuable lessons or to make the parents/child’s lives easier, parents use common white lies over the course of their offspring’s childhood.
We recently visited Waterford to hear some of the lies they were told as a child.
music credit: Tell me lies- Fleetwood Mac
The internet has become a new outlet for parents who lie and adults who now realise the fibs they were told when they were younger.
On the monitor…
Nick: Ghosts are scared of little boys who go to sleep.
I see what you’re doing there. Valiant effort. 😂#LiesParentsTell
— Karen Hable (@kjhable) November 5, 2016
— Rosey Nguyen (@WinLikeNguyen) December 4, 2016
— sometimes interested (@nowthethingis) July 31, 2016
Kisses keep mommies healthy. They’re like vitamins for mommies. #liesitellmykid
— Lex (@estherproject) December 30, 2016
#LiesParentsTell anyone else get: your high school days are some of the best years of your life
— Daniel Y (@hoorayismyway) February 9, 2017
— Jennifer Reed Wood (@IndyJenn_) December 22, 2016
— Janine Hanson (@j9hanson) May 30, 2016
Do you have any lies you were told when you were younger that aren’t on this list? Let us know in the comments.