MOST parents will tell their kids the odd ‘little white lie’ as a way to get around awkward topics or complicated explanations.
However, some parents go to far more shocking lengths when it comes to bending the truth.
In confessions shared on a new thread on secret sharing app, Whisper, mums and dads have revealed the most shocking lies they have told their little-ones.
Many mothers admitted that they had fibbed about having urgent plans as an excuse to force people into babysitting.
One mum wrote: “I lied and said I had an interview just to get my mum to watch my daughter for a few hours.”
Another mother said: “I lied that I’m working tomorrow so I can drop off my kids, skip the family time and have a ‘me’ day.”
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One mum explained: “When my ex-husband left and never came back I told my kids he was a secret agent away on a mission. I write letters from him once a month and mail them to the kids.”
Another heartbreaking post read: “I told my son that daddy will be home soon and he got all excited. He passed away a month ago. I’m not strong enough to say that again to our son.”
Other parents made excuses for their other-halves to protect their kids from some of the shadier sides of adult life.
One woman said: “I lied to my son and told him daddy ate bad food, I didn’t want him to know his daddy was drunk.”
Some parents even shared the things that they had sacrificed in order to look after their kids.
One parent said: “My kids don’t know that I go without eating sometimes so they have enough.”
Another said: “My children don’t know that we are on welfare and that Christmas comes from donated toys.”
Another mum touchingly added: “My daughter doesn’t know that when I drove her to college I got lost on purpose just to spend more time with her.”