Raising kids is no easy task, and your whole life turns upside down at least until your tiny human turns eighteen and is capable of dealing with responsibilities himself. Before he or she does, you, as a parent, are responsible that your cute kid turns out to be a good member of society and a wise human being. Now, we are not going to tell you exactly how parenthood works, but we can share a little secret - if necessity is the mother of invention, then lies are invention's older sibling. How do you get your kids to behave? How do you get them to eat vegetables? When reason fails, necessity provides a solution: white lies.

Of course, we are not advocating keeping the truth from your kids, as the little lies that we've compiled below are more like embellished truth, conveyed in an easily understandable way. And though sometimes these lies are means of convincing your funny kid into doing something he'd rather not, in other cases these parenting examples are just testing the little one's sense of humor.

This list by 22words is based on a Reddit thread of a similar name and contains the most excellent actual lies parents have used on their kids.

(h/t: 22words)

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TinyDynamine
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5 years ago

That's a clever one!

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KristiZoebelein
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5 years ago

This is the best one ever.

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JaniceChampkin
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5 years ago

another brilliant one!

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DavidMann
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5 years ago

I loved to sing in the car on long journeys, when I was young and when he got fed up with it, my Dad would stop the car and let me out, saying that my voice was so good that he thought everyone outside would like to hear it. When I had had enough, he let me back in and we continued the journey.

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JackopSkaličan
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5 years ago

im 23 and im still saying it to myself

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GoustanBodin
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5 years ago

"Everybody be cool, this is a squeezery!" :D

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RhondaMoore
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5 years ago

I did the same thing when my son was little!

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PhilRew
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5 years ago

We called it water chicken.

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GoustanBodin
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5 years ago

lol!

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FacedVentura
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5 years ago

Thats actually kind of true..

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llbuccola
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5 years ago

GOLD!

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

Santa Claus is the best lie parents make their children believe.

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CatolyniumAtomica
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5 years ago

I dont get it. Someone explain please?

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EmilyHou
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5 years ago

"internet lady" -oh this is good.

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TinyDynamine
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5 years ago

Jesus... how to make a child paranoid from an early age. That is really horrible.

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GoustanBodin
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5 years ago

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stupid. Kids love food, no need to lie!

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StineApfelsine
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5 years ago

My dad used the word hibiscus as another word for horse droppings. I was so disgusted as I saw a hibiscus tea..

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AlexandraButanescu
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5 years ago

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? :)))))

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GoustanBodin
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5 years ago

horrible adults!

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

Sounds mean ;(

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RadkoMadzharov
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5 years ago

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One shouldn't be feeding their kids crap.

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

Still, it sounds cool

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Serakin
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5 years ago

But then they wont eat them! No one wants to eat a dolphin, right?

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CatharinaGeerts
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5 years ago

It does look nice....

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Jude
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4 years ago

Bwahaha! Talk about mixing stories to make a new one.

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sebaschan
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4 years ago

My mom toldme this, so i stated drinking rockstar energy and mountain dew energy

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ShelleyMcClanahan
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5 years ago

oh my goodness, my dad told me the exact same thing! I was so annoyed that it never worked, but then he'd be like, "No, it's working! There's one right there. It's really, really little though. Only I can see it, because I eat carrots." Of course Kid Me never made the connection that without his glasses he's legally blind..

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

i was told it'll explode in my tummy :(

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JackopSkaličan
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5 years ago

awful...what a moron

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DeniseSchulze
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5 years ago

I have no clue why americans are so fuzzed about a perfect yard. Making wreaths with dandelions is amazing.

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MohitaMohan
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5 years ago

That's mean

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JenniferFlores
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5 years ago

That's horrible

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Brianna Bastian
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4 years ago

mmm, yummy

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Maddox Cox
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2 years ago

false, it is open from 7am-11pm until they got bought out by 24/7

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

Sounds like a children's book

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RaeEnlow
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5 years ago

I told my kid Chuck E Cheese burned down. Imagine my surprise when she ran in and told me they rebuilt it because she saw it when she was riding with her grandmother!

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Qi Cai
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4 years ago

XD

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Avenheit
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5 years ago

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Good, the little fictional shit can have all the diarrhea

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MohamedAllam
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5 years ago

My mother used to tell me that if I cried and the bath the small hair in the tub will transform to spiders

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StephanieAnjos
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5 years ago

My mum was told if she didn't eat all her rice at dinner her boobs wouldn't grow. She definitely ate all her rice.

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JeanneDeaux
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5 years ago

Ahahah, well done!

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TheEASZone
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4 years ago

I don't even...

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TheEASZone
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4 years ago

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Well then, they'd better pull out out of the US. We don't have any royalty, but we do have royalties

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MindyEvelethJaniske
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4 years ago

OMG

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