Recently, my good friend and Nannypalooza presenter Marcia Hall wrote this great article about why we should never lie to kids. She's right and I try to be truthful. However I was thinking that there are a few lies we all might be guilty of.
Oh no- your (loud annoying) toy is broken! It won't make anymore noise!
We are all out of batteries right now.
We are all out of cookies right now.
Honey that is the most beautiful drawing I have ever seen.
Yum this tastes delicious. Thanks for making me lunch!
Cleaning up is fun.
Sharing is fun.
Thanks for helping me. I never could have done it without you!
And let's not get started with the Binky fairy!
Marica's article is serious and I am attempting to poke fun at myself- but it is a hard thing to be truthful when a little white lie will make that loud annoying toy stop singing the wheels on the bus for the 10,000th time!