Sometimes, moms and dads out there just need to tell some little white lies to their kids to make things run a little more smoothly. Know what I mean?
When I was picky about food, my mom used to say, “You loved it last time you ate it!” That seemed to do the trick. If you’re a parent, you know exactly what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
And these tweets sure do nail it. Let’s take a look at some parents who admitted the funny lies they tell their kids.
1. Father of the Year.
I’ve convinced my son that all toys come with their own unique batteries and when those batteries die, that toy dies with them
— The Dad (@thedad) April 2, 2018
2. This is a fun lie.
Yesterday I convinced my 6 year old son I could see his memories by looking into his ear directly at brain.
He was amazed talking about, “What else do you see mama?!” as I told him things we were both there for.
Parenting is fun
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) July 15, 2019
3. You would hate these.
I've convinced my kids that they won't like Oreos because they're too spicy and that is why I should get some kind of parenting award.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) April 25, 2015
4. You are a LIAR!
It's important to leave the house every day…
I lied to my child.
— Northern Lights ??? (@PinkCamoTO) March 10, 2019
5. Did what you had to do.
I convinced my kid the tooth fairy didn't come because she works every other night
Not sure if this is my best or worst moment of parenting
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 26, 2017
6. Sorry, we’re all out!
When the ice cream van plays music it's to let everyone know they've run out
— Simon Rusbridge (@SimonRusbridge) September 25, 2017
7. Smooth move.
I don't know what you're all complaining about. I just convinced my daughter it was bedtime at 4pm because the sun was going down.
— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) November 10, 2017
8. Locked up for the season.
Me: I try really hard to not lie to my kids
Also me: We can’t go to Disney world it’s locked
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) October 15, 2019
9. Adults only.
As long as we're all lying to our kids about this Santa thing, we should also tell them that only adults are allowed to eat Cap'n Crunch.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) December 7, 2018
10. You should teach a class.
Convinced my toddler there’s a game called “Put Daddy to Bed” where she pretends to put me to bed and I sleep. That’s probably my proudest accomplishment as a parent.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) October 27, 2018
11. You’ll become a princess.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 6, 2013
12. Here you go!
Toddler: Daddy I want toast.
Me: ok, buddy. Here’s some toast.
Toddler: I don’t like butter on my toast
Me: (flips toast over to the dry side and hands it back) There ya go.
Toddler: Thanks Daddy!
Toddlers are dumb. Take advantage of it while you can.#Dadlife
— TwinzerDad (@TwinzerDad) January 23, 2019
13. No toys, sorry.
Me to my kids: Lying is a bad choice, we don’t lie.
Also me to my kids: McDonald’s doesn’t sell toys at breakfast.
— Momsense Ensues (@momsense_ensues) April 19, 2019
14. Keep his spirits up.
"Those mean boys are just jealous of you," I lied to my son who recently decided to wear a cape to school.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 8, 2015
15. I love raisins!
My kid said it was 4:20 &my brain from 13yrs ago made me yell “blaze it!” &then I lied &said I yelled “raisins!” but yeah I’ll drive carpool
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) October 4, 2017
Those are a barrel of laughs, aren’t they?
It’s time to ‘fess up: do you lie to your kids sometimes?
Tell us about it in the comments! And be honest!