I don’t normally encourage lying…. but I may have led my children to believe the ice cream man only played his music to tell us he had run out of ice cream. I also told Tech Support that onion was celery when I put it in food as he hated onion but would happily eat it if I told him it was celery. And when I was trying to get an excited Miss Lashes to go to sleep once my dad went outside and shouted up to the window that he was Peter Pan and it was time to settle down. She shot into the bed and didn’t move until next morning. There were others I’m sure, as well as stories my parents told me. For example, my mum didn’t want us using chewing gum never mind swallowing it, so we were told if you swallowed chewing gum it wound round your heart. Seriously, I believed that.
There was also a playground rumour that if you ate the apple seeds you would grow an apple tree in your stomach……(I’ve never tested this theory as it might be true.) and splinters could go into your body and kill you. A friend of mine was even told you could die from lovebites.
Orkney Beef’s father was once told there snakes in the midden. (A midden is where all the cow poop gets chucked) One night he had to go past the midden on his bike and went so fast because of the snakes that he didn’t see his uncles and knocked them right into midden!
So it’s over to you. What is your funniest story? But when you tell me, don’t mention Santa. It’s no use trying to sway me, I KNOW he’s real!