We all tell our children white lies from time to time. Santa is a good example. We tell kids that if they're good, Santa will come around once a year with presents for them, and if they're not good, they'll get coal. This becomes an incentive especially around Christmas time for them to behave. These white lies benefit both parties and it's one of the many examples in life that it's okay to "white lie" once in awhile.
Here are some funny white lies parents tell their kids [that you can borrow!]:
- When in the shower for too long, yell to them that “the city water man just called and said that your house is draining the water holding tower." I can just about guarantee, they'll get out pretty quickly!
- The car won’t start until all seat belts are buckled.
- Don’t cross your eyes or they will stay that way.
- The ice cream van only plays the music to let children know they've run out of ice cream.
- Spinach makes you strong
Bonus – Even celebrities tell their children white lies to make their lives a little bit easier:
Jessica Alba gives her daughter [Honor] sparkling water as a treat… and Honor thinks it's soda. Jessica tells her that 'brown soda' is only for adults.
So what about you? What "useful" white lies do you tell your kids? The more we share, the more we'll all benefit!