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The 5 Most Common White Lies Moms Tell Their Children
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  • When you're a mom with young kids, your life is busy, no doubt. And because it's impossible to accomplish everything by yourself, you know some things have to be sacrificed, such as time, or friendships, or even the truth — come on, admit it, you've probably found yourself resorting to little lies in order to make life easier.

    On the Smart Parenting Village Facebook Group, we asked moms to share the white lies they tell their kids every now and then. Check out these funny and relatable answers, and maybe you’ll find out that you have already used one (or some) of them! 

    1. That the food is spicy. 

    “I have a 3 year-old, we never let her [eat] junk food so whenever my husband and I crave for instant noodles or chips, we will say that it is spicy so that she will not ask to taste it.” - Vanessa Rhea Mateo Almeyda 

    “[We say] 'Sorry the chips are spicy, [they're] only for mommy.' So, minsan nagtatago na lang ako ‘pag kumakain. Kawawa naman kasi. Or I give her her own 'chips' like Koko Krunch. Chips for me, Koko Krunch for her.” - Sherry Mae Briones-Nariz 

    “Kapag ayaw kong i-share yung pagkain ko, sinasabi ko na maanghang.” – Pau Edra 

    “Softdrinks is spicy. Haha! Sprite = spicy water. Coke = spicy coffee.” - Inez Louisa Crisostomo 

    2. That toys are not for sale. 

    “Pag may gusto siya na toy, sinasabi namin na display lang yun at hindi for sale, add niya na lang sa wishlist niya.” - Krystyn Coronacion Ayon-Ayon 


    “'Hindi ‘yan binebenta anak. Display lang ‘yan' [ang sabi namin sa kanya].” - Mary Grace D. Silorio 

    3. That the stores are still closed. 

    “[Sabi namin,] sleep pa si Jollibee kahit 24 hours naman. Ang mall, 'sleep' din. Sasabihin ko kailangan mag-rest. Lahat tulog! ” - Pamela Esa 

    “Sinasabi ko na closed na yung Mercury Drug, at wala nang Kinder Joy, naubos muna.” - Cecile Vergel Balais 

    “Sabi namin closed pa ang mall o kahit saan na gusto nyang puntahan.” - Mamay Jane Bodiola

    4. That we ran out of money. 

    “I always say “wala na money si mom” but my 4-year-old daughter will answer, 'Sa wallet ni daddy mayroon pa' (and vice versa)" - Nhelly Belle 

    “Sinasabi namin, 'Pwede naman natin kainin ‘yan or bilhin ‘yan but the following day hindi na tayo kakain kasi napunta na lahat d’yan ‘yong budget natin.'” - Jesmar Ani Casiding 

    “Pag may gusto silang pabili sinasabi ko lage wala kaming pera. O kaya ipapakita ko sa kanya na 100 lang budget namin so hanggang dun lang pwede nya ibili. Pero dahil alam na nya value ng 100, he would always ask his lolo to give him a blue money.” - Abby Punzalan

    5. That the gadget has low battery. 

    “Pag kailangan nang kunin yung ipad or cellphone sinasabi ko ‘low bat [battery] na’. Need to charge.” - Aurora Altuna Tolentino 

    “Number 1 white lie: 'Low bat na yung TV' to my 3 year-old kapag overtime na siya sa TV. 'Low bat pa yung controller ng PS4, nakalimutan namin i-charge' naman sa 8-year-old.” - Anna Villafuerte-Saavedra 

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    "Lagi niya pinapahanap ang Youtube, kaya sinasabi ko walang internet, pero nakikita niya sa phone ko meron. Pero naniniwala naman siya.”- Alelly Cablao-Hernane  
    What other white lies have you told your child? Share it with us in the comment box below! 

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