Parenting is all about unconditional love, nurturing and family values. But it also involves a fair bit of bribery, wine and white lies.
Fortunately the hilarious parents of Twitter are open about the times they, er, stretch the truth with their kids. We’ve rounded up 35 funny tweets about the lies parents tell their kids. Enjoy!
Parents are allowed to be hypocrites. For example, I tell my kids it's wrong to lie AND that Baby Shark was destroyed in a fire at the internet factory
— The Dad (@thedad) April 11, 2019
I just wanted five minutes to drink my coffee so I sent my kid in the other room to look for a toy that’s in my pocket.
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— 👻 Haunt the Nanny 👻 (@not_thenanny) May 20, 2020
It's weird how we tell kids not to lie then tell them how good the picture they drew is.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) April 15, 2016
Two months until Christmas and I’m already running out of lies to tell my kids about the Amazon packages showing up
Kids: ooh! What is it?
Me: I think daddy ordered a tool for his deck project...BORING lol
[Husband walks in] what’s up?
Me: Not much, I need you to build a deck
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) October 24, 2018
Of all the lies I tell my kids, "I can see it from here" is my favorite.
— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) March 21, 2017
Don’t judge other parents for lying to their kids unless you plan on telling your own child their drawing of a “rocket” looks like a flaming space dildo.
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) May 20, 2020
Common Parent Lies: "There's no more." "That's hot/spicy." "Everyone is sleeping." "Go hide, I'll come find you."
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) May 31, 2012
I tell my kids they can be anything they want when they grow up b/c it’s important to for them to get used to hearing lies at any early age.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 27, 2013