Lies we tell our children, the little white ones, that we think will influence their behavior. I’m sure you remember your parents telling you a fib or two growing up. Maybe the whole, don’t make that face or it will stick that way or if you eat watermelon seeds a watermelon will grow in your belly. Of course, we were told those things so we wouldn’t make weird faces and choke on watermelon seeds.
I’m finding with my very opinionated three-year old that sometimes these lies are necessary to keep him from harming himself or ya know get him to eat his vegetables. According to him, mom doesn’t know what’s best and despite being told not to do something, he will do it anyway unless the reason why is substantial enough. So, when he asked me why he couldn’t eat candy for dinner, I told him it was because candy, instead of veggies for dinner, will make you sick and put you in the hospital. The reason that you won’t grow strong and tall like daddy wasn’t good enough. Duh, the tradeoff of staying small and eating candy for all three meals is a sacrifice he’s willing to make. Being big is overrated anyway.
I try to keep these little fibs to a minimum or at least not make them too scary. My dad was famous for telling me weird little lies as a child that I still remember today. According to him, when trees would drip, it was caterpillars peeing on you and if you walked on railroad ties without shoes, your feet would fall off. To this day I don’t walk on railroad ties, not because I think my feet will fall off for real, but that fear was so engrained in my being, that I just can’t do it. Thanks dad.
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Do you remember any white lies your parents told you? Or, if you are a parent, what have you told your children?
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