Nearly All Parents Lie to Their Kids, Says Survey. Sounds About Right!

You say you always tell your kids the truth? A new survey says you are probably lying. 

The Daily Mail in the U.K. reports that a whopping 90 percent of parents skirt around the truth when it comes to their kids, according to a survey from Warburtons, a maker of English fruity teacakes and crumpets that is, perhaps, in the position to know. 

Along with that bold-face whopper, the tooth fairy, parents also reported calling food by more exciting names ("broccoli trees," anyone?), turning back clocks to get their kids to go to bed earlier and telling kids that when an ice cream truck plays music, it means the treats are sold out. (Wow -- that's a good one.)

Lies told at our house in the past three hours include: "Yes, of course, Santa know when you're naughty," "If you swallow gum, it it stays in your stomach for seven years," and of course, our favorite old chestnut, "Hang on, honey, I'll be right there." 

 

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