As most of us have experienced, sometimes telling the kids a little white lie is absolutely necessary (even though we are constantly teaching them that it's wrong...)
Whether it’s saying their nose will fall off if they keep picking it or that the park doesn’t open on a Tuesday, most of us have said one or two...
We asked MummyPages Mums if they’d ever told their youngster a little porker and what it was – get ready for a good ole’ chuckle.
1. Anne Healy Kelly: “We told our little girl when the ice-cream van played music it was all out of ice-cream.”
2. Sara Lawlor: “My granddad was a carpenter and lost part of his finger. My mum, my grandmother and I tell the kids that if they stick their fingers up their noses it'll get stuck and they'll have to have the end chopped off like Granddad Gerald!“
3. Becky Jane Fitt: “A friend of mine told her kids the internet closed at seven so that's when they had to get ready for bed. She was busted one night when she was sat using her tablet and her son came downstairs asking for a drink!”
4. Rebecca Harborn Gray: “My friend told my son that eating sweet potatoes would make him fly! That took some unravelling!”
5. Carrie Lockhart: “[I said] the machines you find at the seaside where you get a ball with a toy inside were broken! X
6. Stacy Parkes: “On holiday my little girl wouldn't come out the pool so I told her that the man has to pull the plug out to refill for the next day! When we walked past at night, I told her that it was special water to clean the pool while she slept...”
7. Jenn Hardy: “I sneak for a child-free bath and my husband tells our son I've gone to the shops!”
8. Karla Speller: “When my three-year-old little boy refuses to brush his teeth or wash I tell him if he doesn't the flies will come and get him! My mum has a filling showing on her tooth and now he says it's a stuck fly ‘cause she didn't brush her teeth as a girl!”
9. Victoria Deighan: “My little boy has started asking for a drink of water after he’s gone to bed – it’s just another reason not to go to sleep, so I've now started telling him there's none left...
10. Victoria Curtis: “I didn't have any change for the tooth fairy one day so I said she doesn’t work weekends! They had no problem waiting until Monday.”