My mom used to tell me the most ridiculous stories to try and get me to stop doing things she didn’t want me to do. I believed her, always. Is that a thing that parents just like to do? They must enjoy scaring the sh*t out of their children in order to get them to cooperate. I specifically remember my mom telling me that mosquito babies would grow out of my mosquito bites, just so I’d stop constantly scratching.
Kids are pretty gullible and will believe mostly anything they’re told. I’ve learned that it can be pretty hard to convince them that Santa Claus isn’t real (it took me until junior high to stop putting out milk and cookies). Kids say and believe the funniest things.
When we grow up, the little white lies our parents told us come to light and we think, “How the f*ck did I believe that bullsh*t for so long?!” Don’t hold it against yourself, you were a kid and your elders needed to entertain themselves somehow, even though it was probably at your expense.