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Lies I have told my children

September 23, 2010

By Jen Rouse
The Short Years

Oregon Blog


1. We can’t afford that. (Translation: I don’t feel like buying that for you.)

2. You need to leave Mommy alone so she can work. (does reading blogs and updating Facebook count as “work”?)

3. Coffee and soda are not OK for kids, but they are fine for grown-ups. (I know they’re not good for grown-ups either, but they don’t know that. Yet.)

4. Oh, were you calling me? I didn’t hear you. (I heard you. I just didn’t feel like answering right then).

5. I don’t know what happened to the last cookie. Maybe Daddy ate it. (I know exactly what happened to it. And how many bites it took me.)

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Suz September 23, 2010

I choose to say “Gross exaggerations out-of-context things I have told my kids”

noname September 23, 2010

How about “I don’t know what happened to that toy” (…you threw out because it was tattered)

Dee Dee September 23, 2010

Santa may not give you gifts this year

Jen @ The Short Years September 23, 2010

@noname: Oh, I do the toy-disappearing thing all the time. Luckily crappy toys are quickly replaced with other crapy toys and a lot of times they don’t notice for a long time 🙂

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