Thursday, August 12, 2010

Little White Lies

I was reading the new Real Simple Family magazine that came today and found the most hilarious article with reader submissions about what little white lies do you tell your children.

Even though we try to teach our children the importance of honesty, we all have probably slipped out a little white lie in favor of the truth.

Little white lies that I have told:

No, Dora the Explorer does not come on today so we will go outside and play.

You don't want those white cookies, they taste yucky. (actually they are mommy's favorite that she doesn't want to share)

If you pee in the pool it will set off an alarm and everyone will know.

I have a teleconference with Santa today to go over how you are doing this year.

So what little white lie have you told their children?

31 comments:

Mama M. said...

That is cute! I love those little "last page" blurbs in magazines! They're the best!

AngieB said...

Oh, my! What a good question! I started with "The Easter Bunny takes bottles from boys big enough to drink from sippy cups and gives them to babies who need them" to my current favorites: "Girls have cooties" (my eleven-year-old doesn't believe me and is considering holding hands with a girl in his class - sigh) and "I won't take you to the ER if you're injured doing something stupid." (my eighteen-year-old might still believe that one)

Eclipsed said...

My child is still too young to understand so I don't have to lie yet, but I do have a classroom full of 3rd graders that I always lie too.

I tell them that the wireless internet box on the wall is actually a camera that is wired to a TV in the principal's office so she can see what they're doing.

I tell them that if they don't wash their hands after they use the bathroom I have a special light that makes their hands look green so I can tell.

trooppetrie said...

would you believe I actually grew up thinking that if i urinated in the pool it would turn blue

Jacki said...

My world changed completely when school taught my son how to tell time and he actually knew whether or not it was his bedtime.

Ofthesea said...

Troopetrie - what do you mean? It DOESN'T??

Amber said...

Those are funny! And now I must run to my mailbox to get my magazine out :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

Was reading the same article... hmm let me think..what little white lie....

"If I do not get some help putting away the laundry, then you will be preparing your own dinner tonight.. "

Enjoy Birth said...

The park is closed today.

multiplemama said...

So funny. I tell my son if he doesn't pick up his toys the toy fairy will come take them while he sleeps. I know I'm a bad mom. But sometimes you get tired of being the bad guy. One day our mailman was a mailwoman and he was sure she was coming to take his toys!

Retrodiva said...

My personal favorite white lie is "I don't know what is wrong with it, it must be broken," in reference to an extremely annoying toy that needs batteries.

Funsucker Extraordinaire said...

Oh you just gave me a great idea for a post! Thanks for the writing prompt!

Oh, the lie... We don't call it the ice cream man, we call him the music man. The 2 big ones didn't know the music man sold ice cream out of the side of his truck until they went to school and the little one still doesn't know. Hehehehe!

Lindsay {Designer Wife} said...

Hahaha, this is so cute! My favorite is "You don't want those white cookies, they taste yucky. (actually they are mommy's favorite that she doesn't want to share)"

LOL, I was cracking up reading these! :)

Laura Elliott said...

These are great, hate to think how many white lies I tell a day. I have a habit of saying "in a minute". Which really means "never, because I am going to use my powers of distraction to erase that thought from your mind".

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I've lied about Dora being on. I won't even let my sonestch it anymore. That dang backpack, gah!

I've also him the pool was closed. Because I just didn't want to go.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Tyler said...

How funny!! Love that "Dora wont be coming on TV today..." You crack me up girl! Hope all is well with you.. have missed chatting with you:)

Jennifer said...

Hee hee!!! I love the pee lie. I've been known to say, "You better behave in the grocery store, or the store manager will come and talk to you about it." They shape up pretty quick.

BTW, I always enjoy coming here...your posts don't disappoint.

Jennifer
www.thefarriswheel.blogspot.com

Polished Portrayal said...

I love it!

I haven't lied to my kids about too many entertaining things, but my Mom? She was the QUEEN of little white lies.

The pee in the pool is a classic, but we were told it mixed with a chemical in the water and turned bright red- so everyone would know it was you (or think someone had lost a limb and was bleeding to death)

She also told us if we flicked the light switches on and off repeatedly, we would cause an electrical fire. And the firemen? They would be pissed.

Natalie said...

I tell my daughter that something isn't on sale if I don't want to buy it at the store. I've said it so much that instead of asking if she can have it, she asks if its on sale.

Jane in AUSTRALIA said...

there is no school tomorrow, tossing the school easter hat parade notice in the bin - they couldnt read yet so was only good for one year.

also hear mums tell kis the ice cream truck plays music when they are all out of ice creams.

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