17 Brilliant Lies That Parents Told Their Kids (We Can't Wait to Try These!)

Sometimes little kids get a little too inquisitive! Check out the funny fibs these parents have told their kids

Most of us end up at least stretching the truth with our kids at some point -- whether we're talking about sex or Santa. Here, parents fess up about their biggest lies  -- so you can feel better about the whoppers you tell your own kids.

"When my kids began asking for iPads, cell phones, game systems and laptops for Christmas, I told them Santa's elves don't make electronics." -- Karmi

"I told my kids they were allergic to chocolate and caffeine. It worked until I was outed by a friend years later." -- Terri

"I told my son that if an ice cream man is playing music from his truck, it's to tell children that he's out of ice cream." -- David

"Don't drink Mommy's 'juice.' It has yucky 'vitamins' that you won't like..." -- Leah

"Ava asked me where boys pee from. I wasn't quite prepared to have that discussion with her, so I told her I didn't know the answer and would have to look it up. A couple of days went by and I was sure she had forgotten about it. Then she asked me, 'Hey Mom, did you ever get to Google that question I asked you the other day?'" -- Elisa

"When she was 8 years old, our daughter recognized that the Santa handing out gifts at the holiday party looked a lot like Grandpa. We told her our family had an incredible secret and that Grandpa was Santa's brother." -- Lee

"When we took my kids to an indoor waterpark resort that also had an enormous arcade filled with bad carnival prizes, I told them that the arcade was for the kids who were afraid of the water. My kids never stepped a foot inside that arcade the three days we stayed. However, on the way to the water park each day, they would pause long enough in front of the glass to pity those inside." -- Karen

"I told my boys that their teeth will fall out if they bite people." -- Christine

"When going on long car trips we told them that the car went faster when they were asleep. It always worked and got them to nap." -- Trish

"I tell my kids that in middle school kids usually hold hands when they like each other, in high school they may kiss, but sex comes when you are married." -- Meg

"I told my son for years that edamame were crocodile eggs and peas were turtle turds, so he would eat them, because he refused to eat anything that was a vegetable." -- Rebekah

"I tell my 7-year-old daughter that they have a good-manners policy in restaurants, and if she eats with her fingers and acts unruly, they'll kick us out." -- Victoria

"When my daughter was about 8, we went to Washington, D.C., for vacation. While waiting in line in the sweltering heat to go into the Washington Monument, she would not stop complaining and whining about how hot she was. So we told her to go stand about 15 feet away -- where she couldn't annoy us anymore -- because it was cooler over there." -- Sandy

"I keep a stash of candy for mommy in a kitchen cupboard, and I dip into once or twice a day for a bite. If my son notices my mouth is full and asks what it is I say it's some healthy item. Broccoli. Carrot." -- Jeanne

"When the kids were toddlers, we lived in a house outside of London with a brook at the bottom of the garden. We told the kids there were crocodiles in the brook to keep them from going down thereunsupervised. It worked, especially because the Disney movie Peter Pan was one of their favorites." -- Jürg

"When my 6-year-old son is contemplating a nefarious deed, he finds it absolutely irresistible to loudly whisper all the details to my 4-year-old daughter just before he commits his crime. Therefore, even if my back is turned, or if he’s in another room, I usually come swooping in before much damage has been done. In complete puzzlement, he will ask me, 'Mom, how did you KNOW what I was doing?' And I have given the standard parentism: 'I have eyes in the back of my head.' He must believe me because the other day he spontaneously gave up the candy he had hidden in his pocket before he got caught." -- Sharla

"When my children were little, I introduced them to artichoke hearts at dinner one evening. They loved them and asked what they were. Seizing an opportunity for amusement, I said, 'They're bugs.' Their forks fell. I added, 'Of course they are bugs, they have hearts don't they?' They're grownups now and have never forgiven me." -- Ellen

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