25 Of The Biggest Lies Told By Parents

by Ike Obudulu Posted on February 1st, 2017

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!

25

“If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way.”

girl-eyes-crossed

Image: pixabay (public domain)

Challenge accepted

24

“If you don’t get good grades, you’ll end up homeless.”

doctor

Image: www.pexels.com (adapted from; public domain)

You know what they call the last person in the class to graduate from medical school? …Doctor.

23

“If you don’t put on a coat, you will catch a cold.”

winter

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

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.

22

“Do whatever you want.”

threat

This is not permission, this is a threat.

21

“Santa is tired of of milk and cookies. He’d much rather have Doritos and beer.”

santaclaus

Source: 22words.com

20

“We’re leaving in 5 minutes.”

clock

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

You said that 30 minutes ago.

19

“Here comes the airplane.”

spinach

Lies. It’s just spinach.

18

“We’ll see.”

no

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

That’s a no.

17

“Everything will be fine.”

thumbs up

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Unfortunately, that’s not how life works.

16

“You can be anything you want to be.”

santa

Image: commons.wikimedia.org (adapted from; public domain)

Well, I don’t want to be anything.

15

“If you go out with your hair wet, you’ll catch a cold.”

wet hair

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

As we already said, you get sick from being indoors and in close proximity to other people. The wetness of your hair has nothing to do with it.

14

“If you’re nice to people, they’ll be nice to you.”

nice

Sometimes

13

“The crust has the most nutritional value.”

bread

Well played mom, well played.

12

“I’m only going to buy milk.”

groceries

…And she comes back with half the grocery store.

11

“That’s nice dear.”

deer

She didn’t even look.

10

“I’ll think about it.”

10

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

It’s a no.

9

“Just ignore the bullies.”

bully

And keep getting bullied?

8

“Eating carrots will help you see better.”

carrots

Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

No they won’t; that was World War II propaganda mom.

7

“When kids make fun of you, they’re just jealous.”

jealousy

Of what?

6

“I’ll hold onto your savings just in case of an emergency.”

money

This one can be pretty sleazy, but there are parents out there that do this.

5

“I have eyes in the back of my head.”

eye

Who would actually believe this?

4

“I know what I’m doing.”

knowledge

It may take a while, but you eventually realize just how little your parents actually knew.

3

“Dinner’s ready.”

dinner

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Now set the table.

2

“You’re such a handsome boy!”

mother

Image:pixabay.com (public domain)

Because what else are they supposed to say?

1

“If you tell me the truth, you won’t get in trouble”

truth

Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

More like you won’t get in as much trouble.

Photos: 22. http://nyphotographic.com/ via bluediamondgallery.com, 21. Jonathan G Meath via wikimedia commons, 19. Nillerdk via wikimedia commons, 14. Karyn Christner via flickr, 13. Stacy Spensley via flickr, 12. Joe Goldberg via flickr, 11. adapted from charlessharp via sharpphotography via wikimedia commons, 9. Thomas Ricker via flickr, 7. adapted from Richard Foster via flickr, 6. 401(k) 2012 via flickr, 5. Laitr Keiows via wikimedia commons, 4. http://nyphotographic.com/ via bluediamondgallery.com,

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Ike Obudulu

Ike Obudulu

Versatile Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor with an MBA in Finance And Investments who has both worked for and consulted with some of the world's largest companies on main street and wall street in over 20 countries, Ike brings his extensive reporting and investigations experience to bear on his role as Chief Editor.
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