Most of the time, it’s much easier to tell younger children a lie than try to explain the truth.

Funny Lies Parents Tell Their Kids 

Sometimes parents don’t know the answer or don’t want to get into certain mature subject matters with their kids. The following is a list of funny lies parents have told their children to either get them to do something or to get them to stop asking questions.

“My flatmate grew up on a farm and was told by her parents that their TV only worked when it rained. She believed this for far, far too long.”

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If you touch it, it will turn into spiders.

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“Living on the West Coast, my friend would show the East Coast feed of the NYE count down to her kiddos. They were always in bed by nine. Brilliant.”

Adjusting Midnight on New Year's Eve

“As a kid I lost a tooth, put it in a plastic bag, slid it under my pillow, then went to bed early so the tooth fairy could come. When my parents forgot to put money under my pillow my dad said “You shouldn’t have put the tooth in a bag. The tooth fairy couldn’t smell it.”

Excuses When you Forget About the Toothfairy

“My dad always told me that the men in charge of naming the hurricanes named them after their wives.”

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