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    Lies Your Parents Told You to Get You to Behave

    I was wondering what sort of things your parents told you to teach you a lesson or get your to behave?

    I can't think of any, but my grandma used to tell my mom to eat her breadcrusts to get curly hair. My mom hated curly hairs and hated the perms her mom made her get, so even though she actually LIKED bread crusts, she wouldn't eat them, because she didn't want curly hair...

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    Here's a couple more:

    Somebody else posted this one elsewhere: How about "babies are bought at a baby store" and when I asked if we could return my brother, "there's a no refunds rule."

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    My father was told that eating bread crusts would help you learn to whistle. He then conned my kid-self into thinking that too. I can't whistle to this day.
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    I can't whistle either - Neither can my dad or brother, but my mom is great at it! When my brother and I were kids, we used to make this high pitched hoo hoo sound to call the dog and we really thought we were whistling...

    I don't know why parents need to tell so many stories to get kids to eat bread crusts - They're not that bad!

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    I think we have an old buried thread for this..

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    Should somebody merge the two threads?

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    The only lie my mother told me to behave was "When you are a daddy you can do .....fill in the blank of what I wanted to do"
    (such as drink pop every day, have a donut for breakfast, stay up late) Took me awhile to figure out, I wasn't going to be a daddy (who clearly got away with everything in our house)

    My dad just told us lies to amuse himself. He had my younger sister convinced they gave away 2 kids when we moved. told her there wasn't enough room for them. He was always making up stuff that the cats would do when we weren't around (such as climbing in second story windows or talking). He and my uncle (his younger brother) would tell us lies about each other and then go tell us to ask about other abou t what happened, of course then they would lie again . So we would get these huge tall tales to sort out.
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    you'll go blind if you do that too much.....
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    Originally posted by dobolina
    you'll go blind if you do that too much.....
    ewww!

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    Re: Lies Your Parents Told You to Get You to Behave

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by AnnaRHR
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    I can't think of any, but my grandma used to tell my mom to eat her breadcrusts to get curly hair.

    My dad used to tell me the same thing. I'm glad he did because now I have hair that looks like I paid a fortune at a beauty salon for a spiral perm.

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