Kids aren't easy, so sometimes you have to come up with your own ways to make life easier, even if it means telling a little white lie. I mean, we all know the obvious ones our parents told us about Santa Clause and the Toothfairy but there are a couple more subtle ones that stop the all too often "whyyyyy" in its tracks.
There are some things you have to take advantage of when having kids, one of those is their amazingly delicious food – even if it is shaped like zoo animals. The trick is to not let the kid catch you scoffing their chow.
When you really need to get out of a family event you just don't feel like going to, well, I suppose your kid just got magically sick!
Always offer to be the seeker when playing hide and seek. That way, counting to 50 takes aloooot longer so you can browse Facebook or Amazon. When your kid's noisy, beeping, high-pitched toy "goes missing", just make sure you put it in a cupboard that's high enough for them to actually think it's disappeared.
As a parent, you also have the right to make your own laws and even change whole fairytales to make them shorter just so that you don't have to read until 1 am.
Have you lied to kids to get yourself out of a sticky situation? What's been your best one?