Everybody knows that parents bend the truth a little bit. From Santa Claus to the tooth fairy, there are some things that we all eventually realize were unfortunately not true. But those aren’t the only ones as there are certainly several other good examples as well. These are 25 of the biggest lies told by parents!
“If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way.”
“If you don’t get good grades, you’ll end up homeless.”
You know what they call the last person in the class to graduate from medical school? …Doctor.
“If you don’t put on a coat, you will catch a cold.”
You don’t get sick because you’re cold. You get sick because of a virus or bacteria. Bacteria hate the cold, and viruses are only transmitted through other people. So technically, if you want to not get sick you shouldn’t wear a coat. In fact, you shouldn’t wear anything. You should cryogenically freeze yourself and go as far away from other people as possible. But that might be a bit much to explain to mom.
“Do whatever you want.”
This is not permission, this is a threat.