Children are one of the great joys in life, but raising them into functional members of society can be difficult, especially since we don’t have all the answers all the time. And that’s before we even get into the ‘why’ stage. It’s great to have curious, open minded children, but sometimes parents need a little white lie to get a well-deserved break. Here are a few we remember all too well.
‘They don’t sell replacement batteries for that toy.’
‘I’m just going down for a cup of tea!’ when leaving child at preschool to go to work.
‘When the ice cream van plays music, it means it’s out of ice cream.’
‘You’re allergic to fizzy drinks.’
‘Mickey Mouse has to personally call everyone before they can go to Disneyland. We’re still waiting on our call.’
‘If you swallow your gum it will stay in your stomach for seven years.’
‘Our pet dog died, so I said he went to live on a farm where he has lot’s of room to play and have fun forever.’
‘If you eat an apple core, and apple tree will grow in your stomach.’
‘The TV only works when it’s raining.’
‘Santa doesn’t actually like milk and cookies. He prefers crisps and beer.’
‘If you keep sucking your thumb it will dissolve into nothing.’
‘When you like you get a black spot on your tongue.’
‘If you tell a tale and tail will start to grow on your bum!’
‘If you eat enough vegetables, your body makes them taste like sweets!’