By: Shannon Ralph
I’m a liar. I will readily admit it. I lie to my children. (“Santa only brings new toys to kids who empty the dishwasher.”) I lie to my wife. (“It was on sale.”) I lie to my doctor. (“I walk on the treadmill every day.”) I lie to my mother. (“Thanks for watching the kids…I’ll just be gone a few minutes.”) I lie to my boss. (“Of course I have the time to do it.”) I even lie to my dog. (“I’ll take you for a walk this afternoon, girl.”)
I am not proud.
As a parent, however, lying is a part of our nature. It is hard-wired into us the moment our children burst into our lives. We tell our children little white lies to protect them. To maintain their innocence. To teach them moral lessons. To make them behave. To preserve our own sanity. But perhaps worse than lying to our children—perhaps even more perverse—is the way in which we lie to ourselves. Below are 45 lies parents tell themselves on a daily basis.
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