People Share the Lies They Realized Their Parents Told Them as Kids

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When it comes to hard jobs, “parent” is almost certainly one of the hardest. After all, you’re expected to somehow feed and clothe an essentially helpless human until they are at least 18 years old, all while preparing them for life as a productive member of society and supporting them emotionally and psychologically along the way.

At the same time, you’re going to be exhausted and busier than you ever believed possible, because you still have a job and your own personal life to worry about. So, is it any wonder that instead of telling your children the absolute truth about everything all the time, you sometimes fudge the truth? You create an inventive fiction to fill the gap in reality or just because your children will believe anything, and that’s pretty funny. Today, we’re hearing from 25 Redditors about lies told in childhood that they only really figured out when they grew up.