Moms don't want to lie to their kids. Of course we don't.
But being in the trenches of motherhood is hard, and, sometimes, it's all about
survival. Sometimes, a little white lie wouldn't hurt anyone.
Here are the 11 times I lied to my kids:
1. Mommy isn't in the mood for eggs
No, Mommy just hates eggs but wants you to eat them.
2. Daddy already ate all of his vegetables
Actually, Daddy hates vegetables, but we don't want you to
know that and have an excuse to skip eating yours.
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3. The playground
4. The television
Don't you want some peace and quiet, too?
5. Mommy loves
animals, but she just doesn't want you to be scared.
6. It's bedtime
Okay, no, it's
actually an hour earlier. But I just need for you guys to go to bed already.
7. I'll be right
back to check on you. Just close your eyes and stay in bed until I get back
Are you asleep
yet? Not yet? Now are you asleep? Now? Now?
8. You won!
Because I let you
win. Can we please do something else now?
9. This is your
older cousin's favorite thing to eat
Now you'll eat
10. This is your
older cousin's favorite thing to wear
Now you'll wear
11. I guess the toy got lost
I definitely did not
throw it away. I mean, what kind of mother would I be if I threw out a toy?
Even if it did make that
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12. We're all out of chocolate. I guess you finished it
I ate it all last night. Don't judge me. Being mom can be
hard. Chocolate helps.
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