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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

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 28-Oct-12 17:54:29

signet I had fish that lived for a strangely long time! shock they weren't the same fish were they?! Why the fuck have I only just realised this now?

Dad is coming round now so I will be questioning him! Seriously can fish live for years? Like at least 5 or 6? Just normal goldfish?

Chubfuddler Sun 28-Oct-12 17:59:29

We had goldfish that lived for 11 years vthey were huge. My mum was a nurse. There's no way she was lying to spare our feelings. Nurses don't do that stuff.

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 28-Oct-12 18:01:54

MeanandMeasly, that's a classic
Signet, sorry but I told my 7 year old that today and got a withering look along with a "don't be so silly" ;)

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 28-Oct-12 18:03:03

chub my goldfish never grew. I'll interrogate my dad tonight. He can't lie as well as my mum. I hope its not true. Police dog was far enough

Well, the stuff about haggiseses (haggii?) is true.

My dad told me that the cats' eyes were turned on in front of the car by a gang of veeeeery small men running along underneath the road, and turned off behind it by another gang of little men. He wouldn't lie to me.

ScarahStratton Sun 28-Oct-12 18:31:31

ROARED at 'Marty, marty' marty'.

Tried it out on Fat Fred, he just looked at me like this: hmm

Eglantyne Sun 28-Oct-12 18:44:22

Just drying my eyes after the camel going "My humps, my lovely humps"! grin

Iggly Sun 28-Oct-12 18:44:29

PMSL at marty. And the hamster. And police dog.


BibiBlocksberg Sun 28-Oct-12 18:47:28

I have tears in my eyes after literally roaring with laughter @ 'my whole life is a lie'

Sorry to sound uncaring here but that's dramatics that only a 19 year could conjure grin

Growlithe Sun 28-Oct-12 18:49:11

'Marty Marty Marty Marty' ha ha ha grin

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 28-Oct-12 18:51:44

My dad has gone. He laughed at me for not working it out sooner.

I understand how your son feels. I loved fish that weren't even mine. I can never trust anyone again grin

BibiBlocksberg Sun 28-Oct-12 18:54:14

gawd, posted before I got to the camel with the lovely humps and the whale that goes 'alright boyo' now I'm off again grin

ScarahStratton Sun 28-Oct-12 18:55:21

Haggii STD. Definitely Haggii, like the Wise Men.

Convert Sun 28-Oct-12 18:58:28

Don't laugh! I'm only about 14 years away from DS needing to have 'a talk' with me about how I ruined his childhood grin still debating if I need to speak to him about it or hope he figures it out in time!

bissydissy Sun 28-Oct-12 19:09:39

I had a fish who lived for 16 years - one fish singular! It was an ugly fecker - there was not two fishes that fugly.

My siblings used to fill my head with lots of shite. Real corkers. Topsy and tim go to jail was a favourite book. Tunnels under the house. Make up scars under 12s. I was quite old before I sussed the tunnel one.

But still one fish!!!!!!!!!!!!

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 28-Oct-12 19:15:00

I tell my sister all sorts.

She thinks a burdock is a creature that lives in the wood that has 2 legs and it legs are broke off and bones boiled to make the burdock in dandelion and burdock!

I once told my brother when he was 8 that he was found behind a skip when he was a baby. I got in trouble for that as he believed me and cried for ages.

bissydissy Sun 28-Oct-12 19:16:10

Husband also has a favourite toy ' squirrel' from childhood. I had to break it to him it's a toy rat. Undaunted on the day dd was born he presented her with her own toy 'squirrel'. Shame it's clearly a fox. We maintain the pretence to this day as the truth is just too painful. It's an intergenerational cycle of species mistrooths. One day it will all come out

parsnipcake Sun 28-Oct-12 19:23:02

My mum told me that dwarves lived in cashpoint machines and gave the money out through the slot. I believed this until I was in my 20s when it dawned on me this would be cruel. I always used to shout thankyou through the slot.

TotallyEggFlipped Sun 28-Oct-12 19:26:08

I'm not surprised your son is upset, Kelper. Chip is great, but Dake is just irritating. Such a betrayal. He may never feel able to trust you again.

MMMarmite Sun 28-Oct-12 19:27:08

"My mum told me that dwarves lived in cashpoint machines and gave the money out through the slot. I believed this until I was in my 20s when it dawned on me this would be cruel. I always used to shout thankyou through the slot." grin

HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Sun 28-Oct-12 19:28:35

Lots of things on MN make me smile, a few make me chuckle or even occasionally 'guffaw', but nothing has so far made me snort quite so much of my tea as "Marty Marty Marty" grin That's genius!

And then, whilst not fully recovered from hysterical tea snorting incident, someone comes up with "alrite boyo" and there I go again...

<genuinely holding sides from splitting>

grin grin

Chubfuddler Sun 28-Oct-12 19:29:33

Dwarves in cash points!

Some of you don't sound safe to be let out alone!

Growlithe Sun 28-Oct-12 19:29:43

I used to work for Lloyds Bank and told DD1 I was the woman who sings on the 'For the Journey' adverts (Just googled and its 'Eliza Aria'). Never thought for a minute she'd believe me.

About 6 months later it was on and she said 'Mum, did you really sing this?'. I felt awful grin

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 28-Oct-12 19:31:00

With all due respect to KelperRose's DS sad we've moved this to Classics

PeggyCarter Sun 28-Oct-12 19:33:00

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