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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

RightUpMyRue Sun 28-Oct-12 13:16:47

Disgusting. You should be ashamed. I'm calling SS.

TheHeadlessLambrini Sun 28-Oct-12 13:18:14

Sorry but there is no way back from this, i'm afraid. his xmas present this year is everything on ebay that is chip related grin

SoleSource Sun 28-Oct-12 13:19:45


It's the police, you're surrounded.

Straight to the nick for you my sunshine

ZombieArmsDragOnTheFloor Sun 28-Oct-12 13:20:25

Well, he can't have been that besotted with Chip if he didn't spot he had the wrong chipmunk. It is his own fault for being unobservant.

Wolfiefan Sun 28-Oct-12 13:20:47

He did get the right one but it was very cold/warm and the nose changed colour?!

KelperRose Sun 28-Oct-12 13:21:05

Then when he saw the Chip and they Dale he said 'this shop has chip and dale mixed up'

That's Chip the one with the burgandy nose

His girlfriend laughed at him and pointed out no Chip is the one with the black nose

Apparently he then turned round to his his girlfriend 'my whole life is a lie'

He came back devastated that for years and years I'm convinced him soft toy was Chip when it was in fact Dale ......and his really sort of upset by it.

Moral of the story ....never lie to your kids

TessCorpseDissect Sun 28-Oct-12 13:21:59

Tell him Chip got a nose job due to pressure from the film industry.

ZombieArmsDragOnTheFloor Sun 28-Oct-12 13:23:37

Why, for the love of god, did you not colour the nose in with a felt tip??

Its shocking. The shop ran out of Chips and painted the noses of some of the Sales. Terrible. (What was so bad about Dale that nobody else wanted a Dale toy either?)

FannyFifer Sun 28-Oct-12 13:24:53

Think he needs to get a grip.

TessCorpseDissect Sun 28-Oct-12 13:25:10

I feel sorry for Dale sad

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 28-Oct-12 13:25:18

shock How could you?

You will have to make amends. By taking him back to Disney and getting a real Chip.

VerityClinch Sun 28-Oct-12 13:27:59

I had a book of baby animals when I was little and my parents used to read it to me and we would make the animal noises etc.

One of the animals was a baby pine martin.

My parents didn't know what noise a pine Martin made.

Rather than fess up to their ignorance, or, y'know, just go and find out, they told me it went "Marty Marty Marty Marty"

When I was 30, I came face to face with a real live pine Martin for the first time in my life, in the company of my boyfriend (now DH).


akaemmafrost Sun 28-Oct-12 13:28:40

shock OMG I have read some terrible things on MN in my time but that really takes the cake OP. I am going to have to hide this thread.......

KelperRose Sun 28-Oct-12 13:30:23

the thing that made it worse was he came in and said 'Mum I've got something to tell you can you sit down'

I thought he was going to tell someone had died or something.

He made me a coffee then leant forward all serious and said 'You know Chip .well he isn't Chip he is Dale'

I had to then tell him I knew he was Dale and I had hoped he would continue throughout life without never finding that fact out....I kept the Dale is Chip rouse longer than Santa!

WofflingOn Sun 28-Oct-12 13:31:52

This really needs to go into classics as a dire warning to all the parents here who take liberties with the truth. So they can be on their guard for the next couple of decades.
OP, like Zombie, I'd have used a black felt tip.

LondonGhostInChainWrackedBoots Sun 28-Oct-12 13:34:00

PMSL at he then turned round to his his girlfriend 'my whole life is a lie'

I discovered that my Ariel doll was a replacelemt when we replaced our oven 3 years ago - the original had fallen down the back and DM bought another. I was livid (at the age of 20 blush )

TessCorpseDissect Sun 28-Oct-12 13:34:51

Tell him that what you did was a GOOD thing.

You gave Dale (formerly known as Chip formerly known as Dale) a loving home. He might have otherwise been left on the shelf or worse.

Has your son ever seen Toy Story 3?

I need say no more.

LondonGhostInChainWrackedBoots Sun 28-Oct-12 13:35:59

X-post OP - you mean you could have just pretended that you didn't know! Why did you crack woman!?!?

OP how could you? grin

ladymariner Sun 28-Oct-12 13:38:47

Pmsl at verity's pine Martin, that's cheered me up no end grin

Shesparkles Sun 28-Oct-12 13:40:41

I'm HOWLING at "Marty Marty Marty" grin

LondonGhostInChainWrackedBoots Sun 28-Oct-12 13:42:52

So Verity - what is a pine martin noise does one actually make?

BalloonSlayer Sun 28-Oct-12 13:44:55

Actually LOL-ed at "Marty Marty Marty"

If I ever see a pine marten (whatever the feck that is) I am going to see if IT answers to "Marty Marty Marty." Maybe the one you met had a hearing impairment, or was sulking or something. Shy?

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