12 of the biggest lies Irish kids are told

There are certain lies we were all told as children, but some of them were particularly bad, like these ones:

1. “The Dog Went To Live On A Farm.”
This one isn’t actually that cruel as lies go, because it saved our innocence for a few more years. In fairness, we did not need to think about the finality of death for a few more years. 

2. “Eating Carrots Can Help You See In The Dark.”
We ate those carrots like there was no tomorrow. Did we see in the dark? No, no we did not. 

3. “If You Cross Your Eyes They’ll Get Stuck Like That.”
We're still kind of afraid of this one…

4. “Cracking Your Knuckles Will Give You Arthritis.”
Some guy was so annoyed by this myth that he cracked the knuckles in his left hand twice a day for 60 years to see if there was any negative effects. Donald Unger, who lives in California, noticed absolutely no difference. And of course there’s other more substantial evidence to back up his conclusion.

Whenever i crack my knuckles. .

5. “If You Don’t Clean Behind Your Ears Potatoes Will Start To Grow.”
Gross. Gross. Gross. Scrub, scrub scrub!

6. “The Tooth Fairy Was Too Busy To Give You Money Last Night.”
No she wasn’t, you just forgot. Give us the money and stop blaming an innocent fairy!

7. “Bold Children Get A Sack Of Coal For Christmas.”
This was obviously an incentive to get you to behave on the lead up to Christmas, but getting a child a sack of coal for Christmas would just be so emotionally devastating, especially when all of their friends got a GameBoy. Did any parent ever follow through with this one? Oh, the humanity. 

8. “If You Sit Too Close To The TV Your Eyes Will Turn Square.”
I think most people watched too much TV when they were a kid. Actually most people watch too much TV regardless of how old they are. But while everyone should be outside more, how close you sit to the screen doesn’t really have any effect, and threatening us with square eyes is just cruel.

9. “It’s Not Going To Hurt, I Promise.”
Every trip to the doctor’s was preceded by this promise of no harm coming to you. Then the doctor whips out a gigantic needle and your whole world becomes a lie.

big needle. .. I was always afraid I'd Pop like a balloon from getting shots....Red Spray

10. “Okay, I’m Leaving Without You.”
This was the single most horrifying sentence and struck you right where it hurts. Please don't leave is. This is definitely why we have attachment issues. 

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11. “We’ll See.”
Translation: No. Never. Don’t ask me again.

12. “I’ll Only Be A Minute.”
The single biggest lie you were told as a child. Left in the car for anything up to an hour while you or one of your parents calls in to one of their friends’ houses to give them something or to collect something else, catching up on the last five years of their life while they do it.

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