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    I Told My Little Brother He's A Squib, Plus 15 Other Lies Older Siblings Tell The Younger Ones

    "You're adopted."

    If you grew up with siblings you know alllll about sibling lies. It's almost a rite of passage. As the middle child, I was both lied to and lying.

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    For example, I convinced my younger brother growing up that he was a squib and I was the only one in the family who would be going to Hogwarts.

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    (Spoiler: He was upset).

    Lies are just a part of having siblings. Here are 15 common lies older siblings tell their younger ones.

    Note: some of these responses were pulled from this Reddit thread because the responses were too good not to share! 

    1. That chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

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    2. That certain foods are actually the opposite of what they are.

    "We were eating at a Japanese restaurant and my older brother told me that wasabi was ice cream."

    — botanicalextracts

    3. That you were adopted.

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    4. That your older sibling is a spy.

    "My brother convinced me and pretty much all of my friends that he was a spy when we were about 7 years old. He had me and my friends complete missions so that we could become spies too. Eventually these 'missions' turned into 'get me a glass of orange juice or you can't be a spy.' He would do fake phone calls to the 'headquarters' knowing that we would overhear him and believe him."

    — lamiller0622

    5. That nickels are worth more than quarters.

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    6. That broccoli are just baby trees.

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    7. That red is green and green is blue, etc.

    "I taught my brother that the color red was called 'green,' and vice-versa for a few different colors. My parents found out when his teacher at school recommended he get tested for colorblindness."

    — Anonymous

    8. That if you swallow a watermelon seed you'll grow a watermelon in your stomach.

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    9. That you were born in a swamp.

    "My siblings told me that I crawled out of the swamp, and when my dad went to hit me with a shovel to send me back to the swamp, I just took a big bite out of the end and my mom saved me and took me in."

    — popegonzo

    10. Or were hatched like a reptile.

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    11. That rain only happens sometimes because the sky is actually an upside-down ocean.

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    12. That if you bite into an apple, a worm would certainly pop out.

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    13. That your parents were planning to name you something repulsive like "trash" or "barf."

    Inigo Montoya saying his name but his name is scratched out and it says "Barf"
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    14. That Santa is evil.

    "My brother told me that if I was naughty around Christmastime, Santa would take me away and turn me into an elf to make toys forever." 

    — FultonHomes

    15. That the shirt you stole from them is actually your shirt.

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    What are some other lies you told your siblings? Let us know in the comments below!