There is no instruction manual on how to be a good parent, although most new parents still pray that someone would write it because they lack the specific instructions, parents tend to get creative. I have always had a theory that parents are just a bunch of liars, and the older I get, the more I understand their lies. It’s always comforting to know that it wasn’t just my crazy parents who told me the most deceiving of truths that I didn’t uncover until I was in college.
I was once told that my dog, Wishbone, was sent to live on a farm in New York. A farm…in New York. Those liars!
Check out the best “white lies” from Twitter:
Apparently 9 out of 10 parents say 'white lies' are the secret to a happy life. What are the fibs you've told your children? #PetHeaven
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 25, 2017
Smoke alarm is Father Christmas listening device
— Kelly Baptist (@kellybappo) September 25, 2017
Daddy cannot hear when it is dark. Call mummy if you wake up at night.
Actually worked till my wife found out.
— Lee Cooper (@Leecooper74) September 25, 2017
My son and I spent 10 minutes looking for his chocolate coins when I knew all along I’d eaten them the day before 😳
— Mandy Green (@MandyGreens) September 25, 2017
My niece asked me to get her a Wispa Gold from the shop yesterday. On the way home I decided I wanted it and so told her I'd forgotten it. https://t.co/Glu3WojKks
— Glorius Fury (@MrLukeBooth1) September 25, 2017
Not a white lie, as such, but teaching my son the politically correct version of football songs is both fun and challenging.
— Sam Evans (@sdevans88) September 25, 2017
When the ice cream van plays music it's to let everyone know they've run out
— Simon Rusbridge (@SimonRusbridge) September 25, 2017
The daddy tortoise was playing tag with the mummy tortoise
— JAMES HEWLETT (@hoffsports) September 25, 2017
#PetHeaven come on Dan. Anyway I wouldn't know about that as my dog went to live on a loverly farm when he got too old to walk.
— David Tait (@DavidJohnTait) September 25, 2017