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1. You will have a good time on this trip.
2. I will let you use Daddy's camera.
3. The Tooth Fairy is real.
4. We will always trust you.
5. Hebrew school helps you learn about your heritage.
6. Lies are always bad.
7. You can tell us anything.
8. We are perfectly happy with your grades as long as you are trying your best.
9. Nobody will go into the bathroom if you are in there.
10. If you steal a camera from a store, somebody will notice so you have to bring it back.
11. We will be home just as you are falling asleep.
12. Toilet paper is not for throwing.
13. One second!
14. I'm not mad at you.
15. People notice when you fart in public.
16. You look pretty today.
17. All boys are stalker-predators in disguise.
18. Your cousins do not have mental problems; they are just shy.
19. The stork brought you.
20. You will get your own room.
21. We will get a dog soon.
22. I will fix your computer.
23. We won't embarrass you like that ever again.
24. Your hair looks fine.
25. It will only hurt for a second.
26. Getting your hair cut is not a waste of time.
27. Too much social life can be a bad thing.
28. You can't get married until you're 30.
29. Stuffing all your junk under the bed doesn't work on us anymore.
30. Your sisters will be punished for what they did.

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Feathered_mortal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm:
I love this, I can completely relate!
 
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Writer12 said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm:
This is awesome and so TRUE!!!! Plus i can think of a thousand more!!!
 
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KMcCoy said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm:
This is good! Keep up the good work!!!!
 
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J.Chap said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm:
This is a great! My creative writting 1 class read this out loud as our topic of the day. Great job, keep up the good work!
 
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kitkat95 said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm:

I read this in the magazine and i couldnt stop reading it  its so funny and true and i dont c y people are saying its horrifying because its not parents lies because they know how important it is for us to feel good about yourself

I LOVE IT

 
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TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm:
I know everyone else is saying this is humerus, and some of it is, but most of it is horrifying. Reading it, if this had been a fiction story, I would have started laughing. But it being a non-fiction piece, I can't find much humor in it. 
 
StarlingChild This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm :
Yes, I agree as well. As a fictional story, I find this list amusing and relatable. But a personal experience..... it's hard to place my reaction. All I can say is that it's definitely unique and an interesting piece.
 
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sav345 said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm:

mandy loved your book

 

 
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abeatleschick94This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 8:33 am:
these are true and funny. i love them!
 
kitkat95 replied...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm :

me too and i really dont think u people are saying its horrifying because its not parents lies because they know how important it is for us to feel good about yourself

I LOVE IT

 
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amalie said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm:
hahahahaha very creativexD and trueeee
 
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schoolgal said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm:

Love this!

All this is true to me

 
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Navi-Talmid-Shel-Seraphim said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm:
Some of it is true and, some are completely false.
 
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PeetaMellark said...
Dec. 29, 2010 at 11:10 am:
#17 and #18 LOL
 
kitkat95 replied...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm :
i know i love nomber 17  it really funny
 
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elfiewrites said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm:
I love this! Totally true! If you get the chance, may you PLEASE comment on my work too? Thanks
 
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meow. said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm:
this is hilarious! love you.
 
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becauseisaidso said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm:
This is awesome and so true! I love it!!
 
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theonealone2 said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm:
This is amazing. I hope you keep writing, because this is hilarious, and so true.
 
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