Parents will always be parents and sometimes their over-protectiveness and need to shield their young ones lead them to what we call White Lies.
It’s certain that everyone lies, however, parents who do so justify theirs with the fact that it’s for the greater good.
Luckily, a question asked by a Reddit user about parents’ white lies to children unveiled some hilarious responses. Here are 15 of the dumbest things we believed as kids:
Showers And Storms Don’t Go Together
Many youngsters can relate to this lie because we have all heard it at some point. User gracefulmacaroni wrote:
"If I shower during a thunderstorm, I WILL get struck by lightning. Okay, dad."
Don’t Get Into School Troubles
Many Parents have controlled their stubborn children with this white lie. Redditor SuzQP revealed that they claimed that getting into trouble and getting suspensions or detentions in school would earn you a permanent record of evil that would ruin your life.
Unfortunately, no employer or any person in authority has ever mentioned the permanent record.
Don’t Sit In Front Of The TV
This one was a classic! Parents would sing this particular tune in your ears until you obey. Sitting in front of the TV would earn any child a, You Will Go Blind Threat. Sadly, many of us fell for it.
Disobedience Equals Prison
This lie was just cruel. Parents taunted their stubborn kids by telling them that if they continued to be disobedient and obstinate, they would end up in jail for good.
Never Enter A Strangers Car
Well, they had a point with this particular one, only because getting rides from strangers these days is dangerous. However, thanks to Uber we tell strangers we want to get in their cars.
Don’t Eat Pink Steak
Just to prevent their kids from eating steak, parents decided to be creative by telling them that they would fall sick if they eat steak that is pink on the inside. This was user Mlucci4036’s experience.
Don’t Cross Your Eye
Kids are adventurous, and they always love to experiment, even with the wrong things such as crossing of eyes.
To stop this bad habit, many parents lied to their kids that doing that would make their eyes permanently crossed. Can you believe that?
The No Tattoo Rule
Redditor IamBmeTammy wrote:
You'll never get a real job if you have tattoos/piercings. I have tattoos, piercings, and blue hair. I'm also a highly employable medical professional.
Internet People Are Bad
According to User twenty_seven_owls, parents warned their kids to stay away from the internet. This is because according to them, people you meet on the internet are all swindlers or serial killers.
Smoking Would Hinder Your Progress
Many parents try to stop their kids from smoking by all means and so come up with a thousand and one reasons why smoking was terrible. For chinstarp_1, it was living in the house till 30.
Gum Takes 7 Years Of Your Life To Digest
Were you also a victim of this exaggeration? This not-so-creative lie of gum taking seven years to digest sure haunted a lot of kids and stopped them from enjoying some good ol’ gum.
Masturbation Makes People Blind
This lie is hilarious! We all know teen boys can almost not help the act of masturbation, it sort of comes with the age description, however, telling them they would go blind in the long run is too far fetched.
College Is The Only Way
We all were victims of this hoax. Our parents assured us that any college degree would guarantee us a secure job. How’s that working out for you now?
Maths Is Essential
Mathematics is one of the least favorite subjects of many children and a parent telling such children that it is compulsory and essential for the future is always a bummer. Sometimes they tell them that they need maths because they will later stop using calculators. Hello, What happened to smartphones?
Don’t Eat Watermelon Seeds
Another classic lie was telling children that If they eat watermelons seeds, a big watermelon will grow in their stomachs. Did yours ever grow?