Messed up things your parents told you when you were a kid?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Backward_Cinderella, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Stemming off of the "creeped out" thread, I was thinking about the stories my dad told us as kids that had us terrified for ages, or crap that we believed for the longest time. I have quite a few but I'll just post my favorites that I fully intend to pass on to my poor Winnie Bug. LOL


    The first one was the pregnant sidewalk (totally not kidding here) For the longest time our house in the valley had a bump between the two pieces of sidewalk (in the expansion joint, its caused by expanding and contracting in heat and cold) and I was very curious about it, so one day I asked my dad what was wrong with the side walk. He looked at me all kinds of serious and said "There's nothing WRONG with it - its PREGNANT." I was stunned and told all my friends that the sidewalk in front of our hose was going to have a baby... When I was in Basic Training, Dad sent me a picture of the sidewalk - the city had redone the whole neighborhood's sidewalks and the caption on the picture was "Sidewalk had its baby, I guess gestation is about twelve years." WTF. LOL

    The next one was my purple toed, red haired uncle. My uncle Clyde was coming to visit, and back in the day before he went white, Uncle Clyde had FLAMING. RED. HAIR. I had never met him (I was about five years old, just getting ready to head to Kindergarten) and my Dad was telling me about Uncle Clyde. He told me Uncle Clyde was a really big tall dude who kinda looked like a gorilla (true in a way I guess, he is big and tall and has a flat nose from where a horse kicked him in the face) and had bright red hair and purple toes. Well, Uncle Clyde showed up and I opened the door - I looked him up and down and said "I'm not letting you in unless your toes are purple. Show me your toes." The poor guy was so confused and my dad let this go on for an hour before he finally came and told me Uncle Clyde must have fixed his toes and to let him in.

    Then my dad told me there were alligators in the drain in the tub and they were hungry to eat little girls, so if I drained the tub, they would come through the pipes and eat me. I seriously wouldn't drain the bath water until I was like ten years old. Ridiculous but funny as hell now that I'm older.

    Last one, and this one's a doozy...

    We were all out camping and my cousin and I went for a walk in the woods, we were around twelve and thought we were big and bad... Well we found some really neat trees which are called "Alligator Pines" and we decided we'd peel off a piece of bark each to take home as a souvenir from the trip... My dad comes ambling up to us (we were about 100 yards from our camp site) and says "You really shouldn't do that."
    Nichole and I were like "Whatever. Nothing's going to happen, its fine."
    To which my dad responded "You don't know about Alligator pines, do you?"
    I looked at him and said "Dad, I'm too old for your bull crap stories."
    He said "No seriously, a long time ago, there was an Indian tribe that lived in these parts. A warrior named Dancing Alligator married the Chief's daughter and murdered her shortly after that. The shamen turned him into a tree and called him the Alligator Pine. On nights when the Moon is full he comes to life at midnight, and if you take this bark, he'll come after you looking for his skin."
    I again called bull crap, Nic and I pocketed our bark, Dad shrugged his shoulders and shook his head, and we went back to the camp site.
    Nic and I being big and bad decided to sleep in our own tent that night. There was a heard of cattle grazing in a field near by and I guess someone had accidentally let them out, because about midnight our scared little minds that really DID believe dad's story heard a cow moo'ing and flipped out - then one of the cattle brushed up against our tent, we were so terrified we ran out of the tent and almost tipped the adult tent over trying to get to safety, and the next day Nic and I went back to the tree and put the bark back where we got it.

    So, tell me the crazy things your parents / grand parents / aunts / uncles etc have told you that you believed for a long time, or just BS yarns that were seriously funny because its late and I'm bored and can't sleep. LOL

    Also, you get a cookie if you read that whole thing. :)
     
  2. ravennr

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    I found one of those expansion bumps in the middle of the road one summer. Nobody would explain to me what the hell it was for some reason, and I assumed it was a sign that the world was about to be ripped apart.

    When I was little, I had really bad tantrums and anger problems. I would get really upset sometimes and sit on the floor and start hitting my head on the floor until someone answered me, I guess I hated being ignored by my older sisters, and my mom was always working. I'd cry for HOURS when my mom left for work, and my sisters hated it. So, my mom told me one day, that if I kept getting upset the way I did, that I would spontaneously combust. Not even kidding. She showed me photos of spontaneous combustion, and we watched something about it on tv once and she explained that when you get angry, your body heat rises and you'll set yourself on fire.
    I controlled my anger after that, as best I could. I am still terrified of SHC. It creeps me out and I always think about it when I get really upset about something.
     
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    If you snort snot up your nose instead of blowing your nose you will get a brain aneurysm and die.

    If you look closely outside and watch the trees, when they move that means the world started turning the other direction.

    When my brother asked my parents what oral sex was when he was in kindergarten, my mom told him it meant kissing. So then he went to school and told everyone his parents had oral sex all the time :rofl1:
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    The story of the sand man scared me for ages, I mean COME ON, this dude sneaks into your room as you are falling asleep and puts SAND in your eyes to make you have dreams/go to sleep.
    I slept with goggles on for quite a while lol
     
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    I don't recall any of those told to me, probably because I tended to blow off crap my parents said way early, lol.

    I do, though, remember my mom scaring my sister when she'd do something mom didn't like by telling her, "if you don't straighten up you're going to grow up and be just like Renee." Apparently it worked. We're about as opposite as it gets, lol.
     
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    The little white marks you get in your fingernails are white lies. So what have you been saying?
     
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    Eat you radishes...it'll put hair on your chest. Okay, not the worst thing they could say to a son, but I haven't seen my sisters touch radishes in over 35 years.

    On the giving end, my oldest daughter used to growl when she was angry. So i told her if she kept doing that she'd grow a tail. Afterall, dogs growl and they have tails. I then showed her where her tail-bone was.

    She growled once after that, got a shocked look on her face, grabbed her arse and never did it again. :D
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    People don't learn how to Waltz, when you find the person you love you will break out in dance like in disney films.

    Lie.
    SUCH LIES! lol
     
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    that there was a gremlin living in her purse named fred.
     
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    Pregnant women get that way by eating watermelon seeds. I used to have mini panic attacks whenever I accidentally swallowed watermelon seeds. :p

    If you keep sticking your lip out a bird is going to come poop on it!!

    Those are both from my Dad along with "I'll GIVE you something to cry about!" Thanks Dad. :lol-sign:
     
  11. ...Why does this not surprise me?
     
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    Was that not just the STUPIDEST remark ever? Mine said it to me a couple of times before it (and he) hit me and I told him if I didn't already have something to cry about I wouldn't be crying. :doh:
     
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    I know! It seemed perfectly obvious to me that I already HAD something to cry about. Lol. I assume that by the time I developed logic skills he found that flaw and stopped saying it.

    (FTR my parents were not abusive - they spanked all of us but it was by no stretch a beating and it was always well deserved. And about 80% of the time I would cover my butt with my hands so it wasn't technically a spanking either. Lol.)
     
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    I can't really think of anything other than one thing my aunt told me

    she said that if you unscrewed your belly button your bum would fall off lol. It always just made sense to me... seemed like belly buttons didn't serve any other purpose and they do kind of resemble a screw... seemed logical to me lol

    but I can't think of any other ones.
     
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    My dad told us the scar on his back he got from a war in the jungle where someone threw a spear in his back, and the mark on his shoulder was a bullet wound after going "back into battle". We all thought our dad was badass, though come to find out years later it was a scar from back surgery and just a weird birthmark on his shoulder. LOL

    And my mom, not to be one upped by dad, told us she used to do pro-wrestling and she wrestled Hulk Hogan and won a big competition belt. But due to having kids, she had to give it and the belt up. She ended up eating that one as I shared it with my class in 1st Grade and the teacher called my mom. LOL
     
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    as to Fran.. I lost my qoute somehow
    I think my grandson will...maybe he will find someone like you.

    (i think he already knows how to waltz):D

    I hid my fingers from my Mother for years when I had white marks in them. I totally believed her. Glad she didnt' tell me about the belly button bum thing, I would have totally believed that too.
     
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    My mom told me to never talk to strange men because they would kidnap me like Mr. Mcgleech (or however you spell it) from that disney movie rescuers down under. Of course it was probably good advice but I'm STILL paranoid of any strange man in the grocery store or anywhere else really...

    My grandpa told me that the flies in Wisconsin will go up your nose and lay eggs in your brain and kill you so when we visited I was terrified to breathe outside for a really long time. I'd hold my breath for a really long time then take a huge breath and hold it again lol!!!

    Also once I told my sister that if you pet a cat backwards it would die. She believed me and cried because she'd pet our cats backward before. I didn't think she'd take it so seriously, I just didn't want her annoying the cats lol!
     
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    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    **Reminds himself to not allow his daughters to create chaz accounts and respond to this thread**
     
  19. Eddie, I think you should tell your daughters they SHOULD do so... I'd love to hear the stuff you've told them! LOL
     
  20. smkie

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    Now I want to know. :rofl1::rofl1::rofl1:
     

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