You're honest with your sister and bestie about how hard it is to raise a child, but when it comes to moms you don't know very well, the fear of being judged for your parenting skills often has you reaching for a white lie, rather than telling the whole truth.
Even though you know deep down we're all doing whatever it takes to make it until bedtime, you may be guilty of (or have at least heard) some of these parenting lies moms tell each other.
What's left unsaid: If I don't let them see what I'm putting in the blender and add a ton of yogurt and fruit, I can get my toddler to take a few sips of kale smoothie before dumping the rest on their shirt.
What's left unsaid: Unless they were listening in the car this morning when that truck cut me off.
What's left unsaid: You don't count the episodes of SuperWhy, Sesame Street and Little Einsteins because they're "educational."
What's left unsaid: Unless the regular kind is on sale or you're PMSing and craving the blue box.
What's left unsaid: Except for nights, before meals, during meals, after meals, when we leave the house and when I'm trying to clean up.
What's left unsaid: Running with them through the rain to the store or going through the carwash counts, right?
What's left unsaid: After you change her, sing to her, rock her, feed her, change her, rock her, pace up and down the hallway for an hour and then feed her once more.
What's left unsaid: I helped. A lot.
What's left unsaid: As long as I never put her down.
What's left unsaid: Unless they wake up before 6 a.m., we stayed up too late watching Netflix, I'm sick, they're sick or it's Saturday.
What's left unsaid: I bribe him.
What's left unsaid: She's in the 80th percentile for height.
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