The lies we tell our kids
From 'peepees' falling off to tooth fairies being mugged. Eek! Our users let us in on the lies they tell their children.
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As parents we often tell little white lies to our kids. It just makes life a little easier sometimes. Or does it?

Here are some personal experiences from other Parent24 users!

Watch your bits!

My eleven year old daughter keeps on licking her lips so I told her, “If you keep on licking your lips you will grow another one, then you will sit with three lips”. She was so upset and started crying. She still licks those lips though!
- Sakeena

There are so many but I guess the worst one was, “If you don’t wash your peepee properly, it’s going to rot and fall off and you will be left with only a cookie-pie!”
- Malini

If you show tongue again and the doorbell rings, your tongue will fall off!
- Sam

The regular old fibs

Christians lie to their children every year: Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny... Even the tooth fairy is a big fat lie.
They are good lies though – they make our children happy. Their excitement on Christmas morning makes it all worth it.
- Sarah

Once I didn’t have small change (R5.00) in my purse and I forgot my daughter’s tooth fell out. The next morning she came to me, highly upset because the tooth was gone (I had to take it out of the shoe), but there was no reward. I told her that the tooth fairy most probably got mugged along the way. I felt so bad that I gave her and her sister R10 each.
- Sam

What about babies?<

My 5 year old girl asked me the dreaded question,"Mommy, how do babies get into your tummy?". So I told her that you have to take a tablet! And that's what she still believes. I will let her keep believing that for as long as I possibly can!
- Mandy

It's a hairy situation!

My daughter is 3 years old and has beautiful almost waist length hair. Every morning it's a fight to brush her hair for school so I tell her that her hair has knots and spiders live in knots. She is petrified of spiders and of course doesn't want them living in her hair.
- C

My husband once told my son that the reason my step-dad is bald, is because every time he poops a hair falls out.
- Natalie

Come on. Let it out. Tell us about the lies you've told your own kids!

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