7 Lies We Tell Our Toddlers (You Know It's True!)

girl shockedYou mean the noodles AREN'T magic?

Lying is bad. I think we can all agree on that, right? Lying is not a good thing, and lying to your kids is a particularly not-good thing. Except the truth is (ha!), sometimes kids give you no choice! I mean, it's not like you can reason with the willful little things. We all do it to some degree or another -- I even knew one sleep-deprived dad who told his little boy that monsters would eat himif he got out of bed in the middle of the night.

Granted, that's a bit extreme and the poor kid probably has deep emotional scars, but honestly (ha!)? If you've ever uttered the words "Santa Claus is watching" to your child, you really can't judge. So don't bother denying your deceptive ways -- laugh at them instead.

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