Parents are always telling their children not to lie, so parents always tell the truth, right? Wrong!
Sometimes parents tell a little white lie to get kids to behave. Sometimes they tell a whopper for other reasons. Here's some of the best lies parents have told.
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My dad always told me he was terrified of mice and rats so we couldn't go to Chuck E Cheese. I legitimately believed that until my cousin told me her dad (my dad's twin) had said the same thing.
My dad also told me there were monsters in our basement so I wouldn't go down the stairs and hurt myself.
And one time, he paused saying goodnight to me and said "huh, thought I heard something in your closet. Oh well, night!"
He was awesome. I'm totally doing all those when I have kids.
My mother told me that spinach would make me strong like popeye and if i ate it i could lift the house. I would have a few spoonfulls and then she'd rush outside with me and i'd try and lift the house, squeezing my eyes shut with the effort. She'd go "It moved! It moved! Quick, eat some more!" and i'd run back inside and finish it off.
We got our daughter to eat fish by calling it "Argentinian Chicken". That worked for a long time until grandma came along and f-d it up.