True Fibs

True Fibs

True Fibs


Millie, Badly Drawn Mum

Dave’s favourite game at the moment is trying to convince Evie and Tom falsehoods about the world in which they live. I know, great parenting. Yesterday over supper he mounted a very persuasive argument for the world being flat. Evie looked unnerved, “But why’s the world round then Daddy?” This went on for a while and tickled me enormously.

I’ve been sitting here wracking my brains about what I was told as a child that turned out to be fibs.

  • Eating an apple pip will make a tree grow in your stomach.
  • Square eyes from sitting too close to the TV.
  • Eating the crusts of bread will make your hair curly.
  • Eating carrots will help you see in the dark.
  • If you make a silly face, the wind will change and your face will stay like that.
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My friend Jane always says when she heard the ice cream van driving up the road, blaring its jaunty tune, her Dad told her that it only played music when it had run out of ice cream.

Marvellous.

- Monday 2nd September 2013

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