Silly Tales you Tell Your Children? Have You Told Any?

@gemini_rose (16194)
February 5, 2008 8:44am CST
I have 4 children, 16,7,5 and 2. A few weeks ago the 7 year old came home from school full of what he had been learning about that day. Turned out the class had been learning about France, they had done a bit of the language side and just general talking, so we were having a conversation about it and my 5 year old asked what did they eat in France, so without thinking I said frogs legs, so if you go to France the frogs there all walk on their hands! I dont know why I said it but I did and it made them laugh and then I just forgot about it. Only recently my 5 year old has been asking me to take him to France, because he wants to see all the frogs walking on their hands, So now I have to get myself out of this one!! So what silly or funny things have you said to your children and then instantly regretted it when they have taken it seriously?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Oct 08
The only thing I can think of right now, is my husband used to tell my daughter that her tongue would turn purple if she lies.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Oct 08
I was told something similar to that when I was little.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
19 Oct 08
You'll just have to tell him that he won't be able to see the frogs for all the snail shells Gemini! If he still wants to go tell him that the French then crush the shells and turn them into roads that look just like the ones at home. If he then says won't he be able to see the frogs then you'll have to say that the frogs get frightened by the shell crushing and go and hide so they are very difficult to see. Oh heck. Just take him and be done with it. LOL. Bon voyage!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Oct 08
I am hoping that he will forget all about it, only my experience of kids is that when you least expect it they throw it at you!
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@Hatley (154817)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Oct 08
hi pikey and all, what about when you tell your hubby that so and so is so ugly she could stop our clock from running, and then she vists, and your little son asks her, you looked atour clock and its still running, why didnt it stop?:" Now what are you going to say? huh?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
19 Oct 08
He'll be so busy holding his ear which has just been clipped Hatley that he'll not be too bothered!! LOL.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
19 Oct 08
lol my sister in law told my girls if you put salt on a birds tail they can't fly so then you can catch them to bad she didnt tell if you can get close enough to put the salt on the bird then you are close enough to just pick it up my kids spent one summer an alot of salt chasing the poor birds around
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@tessah (6638)
• United States
19 Oct 08
the only seriously outlandish thing ive ever told my girls, i didnt regret doing cause it kept em from getting hurt. always worried one of mine would wind up jamming something into a lectrical socket even tho i had them all capped for safety, i made up a mythical creature who lived in the walls that used the sockets to be able to reach out and eat little children. "Killer Watts" has been a longtime feared boogey man in my house.. and even tho my oldest is now 19 years old.. i will see her sometimes timid to plug in or unplug something, and always does so with much caution ;chuckles;
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
I have told my son that if he pushes a certain switch in my car, it will fly. I told him to avoid messing around my car controls. He was around five at that age but he kept asking me for several weeks if he can press it to fly like the movie Chitty Chitty bang bang. I guess that finally you ll have to tell them the truth in a nice way. © ronaldinu 2008
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
3 Nov 08
Hello g-rose. It is really funny of you to tell the interesting story to your kids that your five-year-old wants you to take him to France to see the frogs walking on the hands. lol. You see, kids are very easy to believe people for what they talk about. So it was the same with me when I was a kid. Good day to you, friend.
@Munchkin547 (2779)
22 Oct 08
You really do have a good imagination!! i don't think i'd be able to think of anything like that on the spur of the moment!! have you managed to get out of it now then, or does he still think all the frogs in france are walking around on their hands?!? hehe xxx
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
21 Oct 08
[i]Hi gemini, hahahhaa....This is funny, I never expect your 5 year old will think about this! LOL! [/i]
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 08
Lol well I do hope that you found a way out of that one by now
@bunnybon7 (31596)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Oct 08
same one my mom told me. dont make that face it will freeze like that but my one son said good i like a silly face and then as he got older said see it didnt happen.
• United States
19 Oct 08
One of my friends told their nephew that the bales of hay that were covered with white were giant marshmallows. He told his friends that he was going to bring one home with him for his hot chocolate.
@Hatley (154817)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Oct 08
hi gemini rose well my hubby was the one for wild tales, and oncehe told my son when he was about four and throwing a temper tantrum that his face was going to freeze in that frown, and would hurt like crazy. Well later that day I found my son 'robbie in front of a mirror looking at his face, I asked him what was he doing? He said, Im just looking to see if my face froze like that, it looks the same to me." I had to explain that my husband was only teasing, that he didnt really mean that at all. My dad used to tell me if I told a fib my nose would grow long, well once I lied about my ice cream cone, I told my dad that the ice cream fell out on the ground, and cried and cried,so he bought me another one. my fib wasthat my dog ate my ice cream cone. I finally told my dad, and asked why my nose had not grown, He laughed for a long time then explained he was only teasing me.After that the dog got his own ice cream cone.