Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Liar Liar...

I recently read a newspaper article about parents who lie to their children. The article quoted a statistic that said something like "17% of parents lie to their children". I would like to add that those people who participated in the survey and said they don't lie to their children are, most likely, big liars!
Come on, am I crazy or don't we all tell fibs to our kids? Santa and the Easter Bunny are both big fat lies. I wonder if those were included in the survey.

Here's how it goes in our house:

Gia-"watch Caillou?"
Mom-"No, Caillou is having dinner, just like we are."
Gia-"OK, Caillou later"

There you have it. I'm a liar. I do it every day without even thinking. I also tell Tia that everyone in the world takes a nap every day, even Nonna, Papa, MeMa and Ms. Carla (teacher). She buys it for now, but I must admit it's a lie.
So, do those other 83% of people really never lie to their kids, or are they just not including those little fibs as lies?
Think about it. How many times a day do you lie to your kids without giving it much thought?

1 comment:

The Sugden Family said...

I completely agree... anyone that says they never lie to their kids, is lying... for sure! I consider the santa and easter bunny thing a lie. I don't even mention the easter bunny around here... although, I did cave with Santa this last year! :) I try not to lie, but sometimes... it's just easier to fib! When you can't reason with them....