Story time! When I was around 12, some chick in my dance class brought it to my attention that it was time to start shaving my legs. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FX I broke the news to my mother, who mourned the loss of her precious little girl, then gave me the green light... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Starz ...under one condition. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix I could NEVER, under ANY circumstance, shave my thighs. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox If I did, she said, the hair would grow back 10 times coarser and darker. Essentially, I'd look like a wildebeest. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Animal Planet She had 37 years of wisdom on me, so who was I not to believe her? I obeyed her command. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lucasfilm Except for that one time before summer camp. And before a first date. And a few times before the swimming unit in gym class. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC To my surprise, it grew back normally! Recently I decided to explore how many other innocent children were lied to. According to Twitter...quite a few! 1. jasmine @jasminecormier_ Some of y’all didn’t have a “you don’t have to shave above the knee” mom and it shows... and I am taking it all in and learning to be like you 08:06 PM - 05 Oct 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. lauren @Lauren_Civetti I wonder what my life would be like if i listened to my mom and didnt shave above my knees in 6th grade 07:00 PM - 10 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. 🤳🏼 @alysanchez98 I’d look Cute I don’t have to with bangs shave above my knee 🤝 Things my mom lied to me about 01:57 PM - 17 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. c i e r a @cieraallen_ did anyone else's mom ever tell them they couldn't shave above their knee or was that just mine??? 03:58 PM - 13 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Viv @vmaisofly When I first asked my mom if I could shave she said yes but not above the knees.. to this day I have no idea why so when my daughter asks to shave I’ll say ok but not above the knee. This will happen for generations to come 07:46 AM - 14 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. Shannon70 @ShannonWiley #DumbThingsMyParentsSaid * My mom walking in on me shaving my legs when I was a teenager * SHANNON!!! Girls are not supposed to shave above the knee! Me: So you're ok with me walking around wearing what appears to be casual hair shorts then? Mom: You're such a smartass! 12:00 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Leah Davis @Princess_Leah7 was I the only one who had my mom lie to my face and tell me not to shave above the knee when I was younger? 02:59 AM - 12 Apr 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Brandi @brandius Mom made it through #HurricaneHarvey totally fine but is now very upset to learn I shave above the knee. 09:31 PM - 02 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. channing hughes @chan_noelle tbt to when my mom didn't let me shave my thighs, only my calves😷😂😂 08:23 PM - 03 Jul 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. 🤠 @tbhitsR Did anyone else’s mom tell them not to shave their thighs when they were younger 06:31 PM - 08 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. waves @oceanvvaves ok this may sound weird but am I the only one who's mom told them not to shave their thighs 04:27 PM - 14 Jul 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. jane ✨ @janeisnice in 4th grade i wanted to shave my legs bc i saw a tutorial in cosmo and then i showed my mom and she said that shaving above my knee would be the biggest regret of my life and one day a guy would run his hand up my thigh and be disgusted with stubble hm hasn't happened yet 11:35 AM - 11 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. Lexy @alexisverhil When being taught how to shave did anyone else’s mom tell them not to shave their thighs?? 12:53 AM - 27 Feb 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. Jo @joellecalo @Home_Halfway My mom told my sisters and I not to shave our thighs because our blonde leg hair would come back black. Oh Carrie, smh. 04:08 PM - 21 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. Ellie @EllieeBelliee10 I basically was just sat down to have a serious talk with my grandmother&mom about how I should never shave my thighs. God forbid am i right 01:49 AM - 22 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Have you fallen victim to this epidemic? Or are you one of the moms responsible for it? If so, what's your reasoning for telling your child this? Did your mom tell you the same? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF TBS I clearly have a lot of questions, so please, sound off in the comments below with some answers!