12 Hilariously Epic Lies Parents Have Actually Told Their Children

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If you're a parent, then you've likely lied to your kids. Maybe you even tell them little lies every single day.

Sometimes it's just easier to lie to children than to explain the truth to them. And sometimes, the lies parents tell kids make our lives, as their parents, a little more bearable.

But other times, it can really cause major problems for you to face in the future when you have to tell your kids the truth or they start figuring out your lies.

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Here are 12 of the most laughable lies parents tell kids.

All parents can certainly relate.

1. I'm always watching you.

"I told my kids I put hidden cameras all over the house so I can always see what they're doing or what's happened when I'm away."

2. I drink at all hours of the day.

"Our toddler is only aware of four beverages: milk, water, tea, and beer. When I'm drinking something other than these, like a soda that I know is bad for me, and she happens to see me and call me out on it, I just tell her it's beer. Even if it's 10 AM. Eventually, this may become an issue."

3. You can only stay here if you behave.

"I tell my kids that most restaurants have a policy that misbehaving children have to leave immediately. They've always been really well behaved at restaurants because I remind them of this often."

4. It's time to leave.

"When I want to leave a store before my son is ready, I tell him they're closing and we need to leave so they can lock the doors. Occasionally, I get the store clerk to play along."

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5. You need to keep your voice down, or else...

"Recently, my four-year-old, Molly, was throwing an epic screaming tantrum in the parking lot. She was standing very close to a metal grate in the pavement.

So I told her she had better quiet down or the Trolls would come up and eat her. Everyone knows that Trolls love deliciously loud children. She snapped her mouth shut and jumped in the car, wide-eyed with fright."

6. I have eyes in the back of my head.

"Some lies stick with you forever. My six-year-old Still believes I actually have eyes in the back of my head."

7. It's illegal to swear.

"I told my much younger brother that it's illegal to swear before you turn 16. He believed it for a few years."

8. You have to learn how to use the potty sometime.

"I told my kid that snakes poop in the potty. (Not sure what the motivation is for that one!)"

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9. Your toys have minds of their own.

"I tell my kids that I have no idea what happened to certain toys (that I got rid of)."

10. Bad things will happen if you don't listen.

"Every time something bad happens in a Disney movie, I tell my kids that it's because they didn't listen to their parents

Nemo was kidnapped because he didn't listen to his dad about staying close by. Ariel's dad got turned into a slug because she didn't listen. Merida's mom was turned into a bear because she didn't listen. You get the idea."

11. You don't want to know what happens if you don't stop running around.

"If you stub your toe more than ten times, the skin won't grow back. It definitely made my daughter stop running around barefoot as much."

12. You'll be comfortable soon enough.

"My usually-honest-to-a-fault parents used to drag my sister and I on long hikes. I remember being told there was an air-conditioned gift shop at the top of one particular mountain. They lied."

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Bryn Palmer is a podcaster and mother of two young children living in Austin, Texas. She shares bits and pieces of her family’s story on her personal blog Her Own Wings, and has a weekly birth story podcast where moms come together to share their birth stories.