Thinking back on growing up my parents---Jack and Alice Hemingway--were pretty much straight forward, but after talking to some friends of mine, their parents weren't always quite that way.  I do remember my mom getting upset with me at the age of 3 and telling me the truth about Santa.   Only my mom would do that.  I loved her, but she was very unique to say the least!   Now--here are some funny lies parents have told their kids:

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      If you swallow your gum, you will pass gas bubbles.
 

      If you pee in the pool, the water will turn red.
 

      When the ice cream truck plays music, it means they’re out of ice cream.
 

      If you swallow watermelon seeds, a watermelon will grow inside your belly.


An annoying pet that disappears--means that it ran away from home while you were in school because it didn't like you.