Let’s be honest, parents lie…..every single one of them. Don’t get me wrong, they don’t do it to be mean (most of the time), it’s just that some times we are just too lazy to explain the truth.
When thinking back to my childhood I remember asking my mom when my freckles would go away. Her answer was always, “when you turn 18.” So, you can imagine my surprise and disappointment when they were still all over my face the day after my 18th birthday. Fast forward to today….they are still there…thanks for the empty promises mom!
With two toddlers around the house I hear the question “why” enough to choke a frog. It has become my second least favorite word in the house, after “Mommy” and “No”. So when Reese asked me for the millionth time the other day why Chase has his own bank, I explained that she has a candy….and a delicious one at that.
For the next 15 minutes Chase and Reese went down the list of names of every person they know. “What does Leyton have? What about Kai? Addison? Sophie?” I had a difficult time coming up with answers for most of them.
My kids will now grow up believing that they own Chase bank, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Lane Bryant. Please just go along with it if you ever hear them, I would hate for them to think their Mommy’s a liar!
What white lies do you find yourself telling your kids………?