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The 8 Shameless Lies All Parents Tell Their Kids

"That animal by the side of the road was just...um...sleeping!"

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Being a parent is hard. Sometimes it's too much to be truthful 24/7. They want so much, and they won't LET IT GO.

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Like, I know you've seen Frozen a million times, kid, learn to take a hint.

1. That lie you bring out when you just can't handle another YouTube video blasting from the iPad and you don't want a tantrum because you said no.

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2. That fib where you make it seem like it's someone else's fault that your kid has to do something unappealing...and also vaguely threaten their Christmas bounty.

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3. The fake "totally cool with it" lie where you trick them into choosing what you actually want.

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4. When it's sooo much easier not to tell your kid that you broke that f&*%ing toy because you hated it more than anything else in this world.

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5. The many tricks you pull out when you just CAN'T. HANDLE. MORE. CAILLOU.

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6. That lie that saves you from whining and whining and whining about doing an activity that day.

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7. The mistruth you tell with a little giggle because you're getting away with it.

Sorry not sorry, kids. Love ya, but Mom and Dad have to stay sane somehow. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Sorry not sorry, kids. Love ya, but Mom and Dad have to stay sane somehow. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

8. And that white lie when you just really, really, really don't want to share this one time.

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