Monday, 11 July 2011

Do You Lie To Your Children?

I'm not a stranger to telling a little white lie. In fact I have told a few whoppers in my time. 

Tonight I told BG a blatant lie to get get to do something I wanted her to do. 

I told her that eating her peas would make her good at dancing and she believed me! 

It doesn't stop there, she then asked what would happen to her if she ate all her pasta up and OH told her it would make her good at singing.

Is this the start of a slippery slope? 

I wonder what I could get her to believe next, or is that just mean?

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  1. I have a hot line to the "King of the Gypsies" you know. Comes in VERY Handy when the kids are playing up!!!!

  2. I told my child that I had super-hearing and could hear him getting up to no good. Surely fibbing as a parent is part of the essential skills tool box?

  3. Im sure I will use this or similar at some point. I know my parents used to come out with some corkers!

  4. Of course. I tell my two that the ice-cream van that comes round and blows his whistle is making sure they are sleeping. So many things, but it doesn't do them any harm I don't think. x