From the tooth fairy to Santa Claus to the nice farm upstate where pets always seem to go, there are countless white lies parents tell their kids.
But some moms and dads get extra creative with their fibs. British broadcaster and father of three, Dan Walker, asked parents on Twitter to share the lies they’ve told their kids.
Apparently 9 out of 10 parents say 'white lies' are the secret to a happy life. What are the fibs you've told your children? #PetHeaven
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 25, 2017
And parents certainly delivered:
My son and I spent 10 minutes looking for his chocolate coins when I knew all along I’d eaten them the day before
— Mandy Green (@MandyGreens) September 25, 2017
Daddy cannot hear when it is dark. Call mummy if you wake up at night.
Actually worked till my wife found out.
— Lee Cooper (@Leecooper74) September 25, 2017
When the ice cream van plays music it's to let everyone know they've run out
— Simon Rusbridge (@SimonRusbridge) September 25, 2017
Smoke alarm is Father Christmas listening device
— Kelly Baptist (@kellybappo) September 25, 2017
The daddy tortoise was playing tag with the mummy tortoise
— JAMES HEWLETT (@hoffsports) September 25, 2017