|Me at age 10, looking like a right creep.|
Okay, so I don't know that I'd have been diagnosed as a compulsive liar by a doctor, but I sure as hell lied a lot when I was a child/early teenager.
From what I can remember, it all started at around age 10 when I was taking a Judo class. There was a boy there who had a sister called Bianca that used to sit on the sidelines. For some reason I really liked her name, and it made me wish that I had a friend called Bianca. So I made one up. I told all my friends at school that I had made this new friend called Bianca at Judo. I made up this whole persona for Bianca, and I even wrote fake letters to myself addressed from Bianca. The funny thing is that I had plenty of real friends at school, so I had absolutely no need to make up an imaginary friend. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I finally told my real life friend Bianca about my made up friend as a child. She thought it was sweet, but I still find it weird.
The next thing I remember lying about was having my first boyfriend at the end of grade 7/beginning of grade 8. This was around the same time that my parents were divorcing, so I think I thought it would be something cool to tell the girls at my new high school to help me make friends. Obviously I didn't need a made up boyfriend to help me make friends, but I still continued with my lie for a good year at least. Eventually I admitted to a few of my new best friends at a sleepover that my boyfriend of the past year had been made up (he was actually based on a real person who I had a crush on, but who had zero interest in me romantically). Most of my friends thought it was hilarious, but one of them (my main best friend) was very disappointed in me. I think making up a boyfriend is quite normal in the early teenage years, but I still felt like a creep. I even wrote about him in my diary as though I truly believed we were together. I mean seriously?
A few other random things I lied about was that my Dad was American, my Mum was an identical twin (to be fair, I did actually believe this when I was a child because her and her sister looked so similar), and that I owned a teacup pig named Moo (I'd been watching the movie 'Uptown Girls' a little too much I think). I'm sure there were a bunch more lies I told, but those are the main ones I remember.
Thankfully I stopped these ridiculous stories by the time I'd turned 14. Still, I'd like to think that even by the age of 10 I'd have enough sense not to make up silly little stories.
So tell me, was I the only one who used to make up lies about themselves? Surely I couldn't have been the only one haha! What were some of the doozies you told?