16 Lies Kids Say That Parents Easily Fall For
No one teaches a kid to lie, and this is not something they learn from their siblings or school. It’s inborn, and you can cry and crib all day, but it stays like this through generations. You did it; your parents have done it, so now that your little one tells you that they did not take a bite of the chocolate cake, don’t expect them to apologize and perform penance on it. While some lies are cute and can easily be caught, kids develop the talent, and before you know it, they can lie without a twitch in their expression. Here are some common lies that even parents with the best expertise fall for. Read on to know them all!
- They Need Money To Buy Books
You know what would be funny? Ask them which book they want and order it for them. It will be hilarious how soon they realize the book is not that useful.
- I Was Up Studying
Well, if that’s the case, take the phone away and keep a check on the browser history. This won’t work long as they will find a way to outsmart you, but this will help them study.
- I Did Not Get Your Text
If you are not tech-savvy, your kids will get the best of it and play it against you. So if they say they never got your text, it’s a white lie.
- I Cleaned My Room
Once they have siblings, they will develop ways to set the blame game. You might hear things like, “I already cleaned my room, and someone else must have messed it up”. So appreciate the creativity of the lie and ask them to clean it anyway.
- I Brushed My Teeth
It’s easier to say you have done it than to do it! And somehow, all the laziness strikes your kids when it comes to brushing their teeth. So you should push them in the washroom with the toothbrush anyway.
- I Am Listening
You might have a whole speech ready, and your kid assures you by saying they are listening, but they are probably thinking of what they will do after your lecture is over. So don’t bother asking them what you were talking about.
- The Movie Is PG-13
Yes, sure! But again, this is what teens do. So cut them some slack because they will watch it anyway!
- I Studied Hard
If they did, the results would show. Don’t let your kids believe that they can’t retain the memory. They are too smart to use emotion against you!
- I Didn’t Eat That
If there is a big chunk missing from the birthday cake, it is probably your little one who couldn’t hold back!
- Friends Parents Said Yes
When they say their friend’s parents let them stay awake all night or allow them to go to the party, they are lying!
- I Don’t Need To Use The Washroom
When you ask your kids to use the washroom before you leave, they will probably tell you that they don’t need to. But 15 minutes down the road, suddenly, their bladder is full! Well, good luck finding a clean restroom!
- I Will Be Back On Time
You might have a curfew time at home and expect your kids to be back before that, but this does not work in practical times. Clearly, there will be days when they won’t pick up their phones, but that’s life with kids!
- I Am Not Embarrassed
Kids are mostly concerned about what others think of them, and after a certain age, they are conscious even about their parents. So even if they say they are not embarrassed by you, they probably are!
- I Am Not Tired
Kids are notorious and always seem like they are at the peak of their energy bar, but in reality, they drain out equally fast. So when they say they are not tired, you probably should force them for a nap to recharge their energy.
- I Never Bunk Classes
Well, you did it in your time, so it is useless to think that your kids won’t do it. In fact, you should encourage them to tell you where they are so that you can make sure they are safe while they are skipping their classes.
- I Don’t Care
Heads up, they care! If they say they don’t care, they are particularly offended that you did not include them in the decision. It may be as tiny as placing the doormat or choosing a bowl for them. When they say they don’t care, make sure you quickly ask them for their input.
Kids lie, and even if you are devastated by the fact, this is only a way to exhibit their creativity. You must be patient with them and encourage them to be honest. If they get a scolding or spanking over their honesty, they might deviate from the path and reside in lies to be loved and appreciated. So, what is the craziest story your little one has spun for you? Let us know in the comments section!