My son (19) has just found out I lied to him and he is not happy

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KelperRose Sun 28-Oct-12 13:15:26

When he was little we took him to Disneyland Paris and he fell in love with Chip from Chip and Dale....

He followed them around got their autographs and was besotted with Chip...he didn't like Dale

Upon leaving we went to the giftshop to buy him a cuddly chip toy, only they were all out of Chips and only had Dales left.

So I bought the Dale and told him it was Chip .....the difference is in colour of their nose

For years and years this soft toy has been his bedtime companion he still cuddles it now......

Then on Thursday he went to the Disney shop with his girlfriend to buy her baby cousin a present and he wanted suggested a Chip

2kidsintow Netherlands Wed 02-Jan-13 23:09:32

My OH told our friend that people got their stripy effect lawns by sowing 2 different sorts of grass seed.

Egusta Sat 12-Jan-13 14:42:21

My dad, when he was young told his younger sister that people are born with a finite amount of words available to them, and if you talked too much then you would run out of words.

His sister did not speak for months. His desperate parents took her to child psychologists and everything before the truth came out.

My friend was told age 19 by her football mad boyfriend that fans were given songsheets on the way into the stadium so everyone would know the words to the chanting. She believed this for years until the World Cup came on and she wondered aloud as to who did the translations for other countries..... grin

steppemum Netherlands Sat 12-Jan-13 16:10:43

just found this thread, and crying laughing

haggis - when I helped out at brownies, the district commisioner confessed at camp that she had taken a group of brownies on a trip to scotland. They were getting bored on the coach so she told them to look out for haggis. Little creatures, small enough to fit in a matchbox with their left legs shorter than their right so they could run round hills. When scared they curl up in a ball and look like a stone.
Once half of the brownies had spotted a haggis out of the coach window, the other half started to get upset that they hadn't seen one. So she told them that sometimes they were tiny red kilts which you might catch a glimpse of.
By the time they arrived all the brownies on the coach had seen a haggis.

When she retired we made her a tiny haggis in a matchboz wearing a kilt.

We used to go on holiday to France, and on holiday we always bought bottles of chocolate milk to drink, which (apparently) they didn't sell in England
As we drove through France we passed loads of brown jersey cows. On the way to Dover we passed only black and white cows.
I was told that brown cows make chocolate milk and black and white cows make white milk, which is why we could only get it in France.

I believed it for year.

Boomerwang England Sun 13-Jan-13 09:42:15

My dad told me that electric windows in cars worked via a cable underground that received radio waves which were transmitted when you pushed the window button.

Surely it would have been easier to just tell me that the same thing that powered the car was what powered the windows?

My mother told me that a circle of mushrooms in the garden was called a 'fairy ring' and I would go out and check for fairies regularly.

Egusta That's brilliant grin In an evil way grin

Thingiebob Fri 01-Feb-13 22:58:11

A circle of mushrooms is called a fairy ring!

Whoatethelastcremeegg Sat 02-Feb-13 21:57:04

My mum told me when I was little that sun cream made you tan really quickly. Being a pale-skinned strawberry blonde, this was music to my ears. I was the whitest kid on holiday every year - we went through bottles of the stuff and I never once got burnt. I was at university before I twigged. It was most embarrassing to be on a beach with my friends rubbing oil over their bodies while I plastered an entire bottle of sun cream over myself.

Matildaandthematches Sun 26-May-13 20:48:02

My two year old is very into creepy crawlies and what they all 'say'. If you ask him what a beetle says he will tell you solemnly (in a Liverpudlian accent) 'we're bigger than Jesus'. Thanks DH.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Sun 02-Jun-13 00:09:32

Matilda I damn near wet myself there and I'm holding you and your dh responsible. I'm still chortling now and I don't expect to stop any time soon.

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