Lies Parents Tell Their Children

No parent sets out with the goal of lying to their kids. But many would probably agree that a well-placed white lie on occasion helps them to keep their sanity. And sanity is a good thing to hang on to when you're a parent. 

When Redditors began sharing the lies that they've told their children on this thread, it quickly filled up with funny. Shown here are a few of the responses; check the link to see them all. Have you told your children any lies similar to these? Or do you remember those told to you by your parents? Share them, if you're so inclined, in the comments. Via 22 Words

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My dear Grandmother used to scare the carp out of me saying that if I didn't behave she would give me to the ragman. When the ragman came down the street on his horse drawn wagon, I'd hide in the back yard. Wonder how grandmothers today scare their grandkids?
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My mother told me that the number of swirls on top of one's head correlates to how many appendixes you had. I had three swirls so even after getting rid of one appendix at 10, I still had to wait to go play 1/2 an hour after eating, to prevent my other appendixes from bursting.
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