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Once upon a time, papa and mama knew best! Ain’t this stage the best! Because, when hormones happen and we grow, we realize that parents ain’t always right! Whether protecting kids from harsh facts, or delaying difficult conversations, or getting kids to behave, or just a little fun with fiction; every parent has probably told a few white lies!
But, hey who can blame them? Kids are curious and ask lots of questions, and sometimes it’s easier to lie! Check out the latest misstiramisu’s post with T shazi and head to the comments to find out hilarious questions asked by kids.
Buckle up, and let’s take a trip to childhood, shall we?
We were bought!
Classic lie of all times! My mom told us that we were bought in supermarkets. I was bought in Nakumatt while my sister was bought in Uchumi.
On shopping day, we would be over the moon if we went to the supermarket we were bought from! However, if it was not one of the two our smiles would turn upside down!
Reader, reader on my blog, where were you bought😂😂
I used to come first in class every time(nlikuwa number one nkiwa shule).
Another classic told to many! It makes me wonder how all parents used to be number ones always! Mostly told, to encourage kids to pull up their socks!
If you swallow water melon seeds, a water melon will grow in your stomach.
Remember, swallowing water melon seeds and just waiting to see a tree grow out of your mouth! It was a bit terrifying! But of course this isn’t true – because everything that lands in the stomach, gets digested and the rest is taken out.
Tell me the truth, I won’t beat you (niambie ukweli, sitakuchapa).
This was the absolute trap! Many fell for this one but at the end of the day, we still got beaten!
If you fart or pee in the pool, the water turns red.
Every kid has probably peed or farted in the pool at one point or another! A friend’s parent told her if she peed in the pool, the water color would turn red; if she farted, a circle would form around her revealing the guilty part!
Fun Fact: some pools have an added chemical that turns red or purple etc when exposed to urine.
Sitting close to the TV.
Every kid has probably been warned, against sitting close to the TV while watching cartoons! However, according to the American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) kids can focus up close without eye strain better than adults.
If you steal money, your hand will be chopped off!
This was especially true for those who sneaked into mom’s handbag, or dad’s coins tin to grab left over 1 shilling coins. Back then as kids, 1shilling was a lot for sweets such as particle, or koo. Hence the long hands! Others, with a sweet tooth stole sugar! Any way this was told to weed out stealing!
If you cross your eyes, or flip your eye lids they stay that way.
21 years and still can’t do any of that😂😂 Good news is, face muscles are elastic and are built to return to original shape.
Let me hold money for you (acha nikuekee pesa vizuri).
Biggest scam of all times! Usually happened when a visitor came and offered you money. Later the parent, usually the mom, collects the money to keep it safe. And that’s the last time you hear about the money!
If you flick the light switch on and off too many times, you’ll start a fire.
One of the most enjoyable and addictive thing to do as a kid was flicking the light switch on and off! Be it lighting the bulb in the house, or even in the car! The fire part was told to prevent the kid from playing with the switch!
Go wear your slippers, I’ll wait for you.
Foxy! Right? Mostly told to mama’s boys and girls! Usually, occurred when mama left home for errands. At the door, mama would tell the kid to grab slippers while she ran off. When the kid came back, the mother would no longer be there!
If you lie, your nose will grow.
Derived from Pinocchio, this is a classic lie that keeps kids from lying.
Carrots help see better in the dark.
Finally, we have a classic with truth! Carrots contain Vitamin A which is essential for good vision, but you can also find it in other foods e.g sweet potatoes, tuna fish, broccoli etc. So we didn’t necessarily only have to eat carrots!
When you frown your face for long, it permanently stays that way and you become ugly.
Used with a child who is always angry to encourage him or her to smile often.
If you swallow chewing gum, it stays there for 7 years.
Every body has chewed gum till flavor ran out, and swallowed it! Which ain’t right according to mama! Anyway our bodies can’t break down gum like other foods, but it certainly doesn’t stay there!
Coffee stunts growth.
While we could all use a little less caffeine in our lives, it will certainly not stunt your growth!
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