Secondly, I was reading a book called Great Lies to Tell Small Kids, by Andy Riley. It's freakin' hilarious. It got me thinking about some of the lies I plan on telling Thomas and my unborn. I know what you're thinking--it isn't horrible. It will teach them (the hard way) to not take things at face value, and to do their own research. I think it will also inspire creativity and imagination. Sure, I'll tell them the real answer eventually. But not before having fun with the likes of this example:
In one of the Calvin and Hobbes books, Calvin's father tells him the world wasn't always in color. That's why we have black and white movies.
So I want to know some more great lies. Please post your own. Here's a couple from my imagination:
- Film used to be made of cheese. That's why people say it when their photograph is taken.
- Groundhogs used to be actual hogs that learned how to burrow. They shrank because there are fewer calories in dirt than there are in slop, and grew hair because it's colder down there.
- When worms get big enough, they sprout heads and turn into snakes.
- Bodies of water don't actually have bottoms. They go clear to the other side of the world.
- Shooting stars are actually aliens hitting home runs in other solar systems.
- Pooping is a sin.
- Brushing your teeth and showering will make you very lucky (this is mostly true--certainly luckier than people who don't).
Update: I took the time to fill out my Nohari window as well. You'll find the link to the right. I noticed something very disturbing immediately--it was much easier to fill out the negative traits. Is it because it is easier to be critical of ourselves, am I too negative, or am I just a bad person...this little experiment has already been worthwhile.