Liar, liar, pants on fire! We teach kids lying is wrong, but how often do you find yourself telling your kids a little fib to smooth over a sticky situation?
The Dirty Truth: Lies Moms Tell Their Kids
"No, sweetie, there are absolutely no flying monkeys in your closet tonight. I double-checked already." Don't worry. You're not the only one with your pants on fire. Learn the dirty truth about the top 10 lies moms tell.
Absolutely not! Your dad and I would never have stayed up late last night eating all the rest of your delicious Easter candy.
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"The ice cream shop just isn't open."
Gee, sweetie. I really wish we could get ice cream, too. But the ice cream shop just isn't open on Tuesdays.
I'm sorry, but you can't wear your favorite SpongeBob shirt today. The school called, and they made a new rule that you can no longer wear shirts with stains and holes in them.
Phony phone calls
Sorry, sweetheart. That kid that really grates on my nerves can't possibly join us at the zoo today. Yes, I totally called his mom.
Annoying toys that go MIA
I can't possibly imagine what happened to that toy that kept me up all night honking, whistling and singing nursery rhymes at a decibel so high only dogs can hear. Who knows? Maybe you lost it in the park.
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Sleeping cartoon characters
Bummer. You can't watch cartoons because Handy Manny and Thomas the Train are too tired to be on TV right now and are taking a nap.
Magic is real
Your friend is wrong. The tooth fairy is real. How do I know? I'm sure I saw him last week hiding something under your pillow.
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Cheapo tooth fairies
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Oh, no, honey. Your favorite blue dress you asked me to wash special for today is completely clean. It just looks wrinkled because I didn't fold it.
Don't cry. Mr. Fishy went to be with all the other fishies in the sky. What? No, I would never flush Mr. Fishy down the toilet. That was just a… um… yellow leaf I found on the floor.
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