A GRAPHIC description of the sex act is wrong, but so is telling them that they were delivered in a blanket by a large bird. Here are some other odd lies parents tell.
You were found in a cabbage patch
Telling your child they only live with you as a result of being abandoned in a muddy garden by a stranger is sickeningly cruel. You may as well tell them you found them in a bin.
Mummy and daddy had a ‘special cuddle’
Both ‘special’ and ‘cuddle’ are words that make any sane human cringe so putting them together and suggesting the resulting event spawned a child will disturb your offspring for life.
From mummy’s belly button
Given that your child will have a belly button that is sealed shut, this invites terrifying speculation that any belly button has the ability to suddenly open and disgorge a baby, like something from a particularly sick horror film.
We bought you at the supermarket
This lie mercifully doesn’t have anything to do with coming out of another person, but it does suggest that your child’s value is around that of a weekly shop.
Some horsesh*t about the birds and the bees
While this saves everyone the embarrassment of talking about bodily functions, it does mean that your kid will learn the mechanics of sex from a porn film on the school bus.