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18 people share things their parents told them as a kid that turned out to be untrue.

18 people share things their parents told them as a kid that turned out to be untrue.


Parents sometimes tell their kid's outrageous things, and they will believe everything they say. Unfortunately, as they grow older, they'll discover what's true. People share the lies they were fed as a child on a popular Reddit thread on the Ask Men Subreddit.

1. frsrudy says:

If you cross your eyes they’ll get stuck like that…. Still get nervous crossing my eyes as an adult lol

2. Professional-You2968 says:

'You won't have a calculator with you at all times'.

3. Chevy530 says:

If you swallow watermelon Seeds they would grow in your belly. Also, gum will stay in your belly for seven years

4. 5thDFS says:

“You’ll get all the attention from the ladies” Not quite grandma, but thanks I love you too

5. LEIFey says:

'Looks don't matter.' The f*ck they don't.

6. djc6535 says:

'Ignore them, and they'll go away.' This is not how bullies work. These people are looking for a soft target to assert dominance. They aren't looking to get a rise out of you, they're looking to control/dominate you. If you ignore their efforts you let them know you're a soft target and they'll come back for more and more every chance they get.

7. cwalker239 says:

Adults know what’s going on and are properly managing situations.

8. Tschudy says:

'Do what you love (for a job) and you'll never work a day in your life.'

9: Jannybeks says:

Mom: It’s literally deadly for a child to stay up past 11 pm.

Also mom: it’s ok Janyybeks' little brother, you can stay up as late as you want.

I’m still so salty.

10. FreshKittyPowPow says:

Kind strangers would offer me free drugs.

11. Smitty_Werbnjagr says:

That quicksand was going to be a major issue

12. Mysterious-Berry-245 says:

That high school years would be the best years of your life. This might be true for 10% of the population.

13. TastySuccotash3128 says:

That I could get us in trouble with the police for having a dome light on while driving at night.

14. AFather811 says:

My soccer coach told 12-year-old me that soda would stunt my growth. I still don’t drink soda at age 30.

15. ballyfast says:

'cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis' like f*ck it will

16. Young_Hxppxe says:

Your employer will care that you repeated a school year.

17. caduceun says:

'Money does not buy happiness.' The f*ck it doesn't. The amount of happiness being wealthy has brought me is astronomical. I grew up poor, so I didn't know what it was like to be well off. After experiencing this, I don't think I can go back.

18. BigVulvaEnergy says:

Virginity is a virtue. Be quiet and good, and life will reward you.

Sources: Reddit
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