White Lies

Little White Lies and Other Things you tell your child:

Of course we do not like to lie to our children but in everyday life sometimes you have to tell them a little "white lie" to get through the day or situation.

1. We were at a restaurant that one of my girls did not want to go to, she decided since she was there and did not want to be she was not going to like anything she ate. I ordered her a pizza and she was determined not to eat the pizza, so I decided to tell her the waitress got her a pizza from her favorite pizza place and her eyes lit up! She ate almost half of the pizza and was so excited the waitress did this for her.

2. The girls and I have a routine on how to pick what restaurant to go to, they take turns on which one to go to (yes I know my husband thinks I am crazy too). We were passing one of my daughters favorite restaurants and we were scheduled to be somewhere and we did not have time to go to that particular restaurant. So of course I told her it is too full and they have no more room for us. From now on if we do not want to go to a particular restaurant or the girls are fighting over where to go, we just tell them it is too full and we cannot get in. It usually works!

3. The girls and I were playing outside and it started to get dark and I told them we needed to go inside. Of course I heard "noooo mommy we want to stay outside and play!" So I told them" If we do not go inside the animals will not be able to come out and eat their dinner because they will be too scared." They asked "the animals come out at night to eat?" I said "Yes so we better hurry up and get inside so they can eat their dinner, I am sure they are very hungry." They seemed very concerned about the animals and came inside. We will see how long this lasts!