Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lies Told to Children

The uber-friendly Swiss Miss (who I emailed this week to ask about proper ways of crediting links) found this great post titled "lies raul told his 3 year old recently":

Trees talk to each other at night.

All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.

Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.

Tiny bears live in drain pipes.

If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.

The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.

Everyone knows at least one secret language.

When nobody is looking, I can fly.

We are all held together by invisible threads.

Books get lonely too.

Sadness can be eaten.

I will always be there.

lies i've told my 3 year old recently
, by raul gutierrez

(via swissmiss)

This really made me think about the lies my parents told me that I believed. My father told me that the mole on his forehead was from when he was struck by lightening (he was indeed struck by lightening when my mother was pregnant with me)... ironically, my mother once told me that if I stood too close to the sliding glass door during a lightening storm that I could be struck and then my hair would become the curly rainbow afro you see on clowns. I was a real stupid child (a) to even believe them and (2) to not realize that my dad should be sporting a rainbow afro rather than a mole on his forehead.

What did your parents tell you as a kid that you believed?


Prurient Interest said...

She told you you would look like the Jesus clown that appeared on televised golf games.

Dad told me he knew absolutely everything.

Mom told you that if you ate a watermelon seed, you'd become pregnant.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth I don't think that swiss miss gave you the right info on crediting links.

Proper netiquette is to post an excerpt, not the whole post (she fails at this too sometimes)...

So in this case you would type

"A line from the post"

Your 2 cents.

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