What kid wants to hear that their mom stays up till 3am wrapping presents to artfully arrange under the tree? Or that when they finally loose a tooth I will secretly go into their room, steal said tooth and give them money for it. Do I want them thinking I'm some crazy tooth hoarder? No... I don't think so.
2. "If you don't behave, the monster in the attic is going to get you!"
Sometimes when I'm at the end of my rope, a sudden stroke of creative genius hits me. And the monster in the attic is quicker and quieter than a time out.
3. "We're out of paint"
We do a lot of finger painting here and it gets pretty messy, I don't always feel like dealing with the dried on paint so I give them crayons instead.
|The table stayed like that for 3 days,
this was before they really got into it...
4. "I'm on the POTTY!"
Nope, I'm really sitting over by the shower stall trying to finish the last chapter of my book. It's like a "mommy time out."
5. "If you don't pick up your toys, I'm going to throw them away."
As you already know we have a Super Hero Squad toy issue here and The Diva is always leaving LaLaLoopsy Mini's everywhere but despite the damage done to my toes, I will never throw away their toys. I mean, if they're in really bad condition yeah, but that's something we do together. Plus, I can't be that cruel so instead I revert to lie #2 and those toys get picked up lickety split!
See, I'm not a bad person. I'm saving their little hearts from getting broken and keeping my sanity in tact at the same time.
What about you Mommies? Which little lies are you guilty of?