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24 Hilarious Lies That Parents Have Told Their Children (And You Probably Heard, Too)

Every parent will lie to their child at some point — it’s just a fact of life. There isn’t enough time in the day to explain every single thing to a curious kid. It’s impossible. So, in order to get kids to behave, eat right, or just to mess with them for a few precious years…parents tell their children (mostly harmless) white lies.

Thanks to a couple of Reddit threads, now we know some of the most hilarious (and outlandish) lies parents have ever told their children. Game on, moms and dads!

1. The ole vegetable trick.

The ole vegetable trick.

via Mr Milenko

2. Hopefully, there was a puppy at the end of all of this.

Hopefully, there was a puppy at the end of all of this.

via AppleChiaki

3. A solution for those super-annoying toys!

A solution for those super-annoying toys!

via CapnNoodle

4. 15 years later and still no curly hair…

15 years later and still no curly hair...

via Ice Burn

5. Trying new things is good…even if you’re tricked into it.

Trying new things is good...even if you're tricked into it.

via RadioGuyRob

6. Forget bowling angels, God is getting rid of His futon.

Forget bowling angels, God is getting rid of His futon.

via sonia72quebec

7. Early pun education.

Early pun education.

via Kailslaw

8. Oddly enough, this makes sense.

Oddly enough, this makes sense.

via Ms Plick

9. No, no. This isn’t Coke at all.

No, no. This isn't Coke at all.

via L4r4z4

10. The safest white lie ever.

The safest white lie ever.

via SquiddyTheMouse

11. Another brilliant idea for the arsenal…

Another brilliant idea for the arsenal...

via effthegreen

12. So many lessons in one lie!

So many lessons in one lie!

via Mr Milenko

13. Just wait ’til they learn the music truck hands out ice cream, too.

Just wait 'til they learn the music truck hands out ice cream, too.

via No Filter217

14. One simple lie inspired an entire Rugrats episode dedicated to this.

One simple lie inspired an <a href="http://rugrats.wikia.com/wiki/The_Inside_Story" target="_blank">entire Rugrats episode</a> dedicated to this.

via bNoaht

15. At least it’s better than having your pants lit on fire.

At least it's better than having your pants lit on fire.

via jfqs6m

16. Wait…this ISN’T true?

Wait...this ISN'T true?

via gordhed

17. So, behave. Seriously.

So, behave. Seriously.

via jbaus

18. Do they hand out these magical buttons at Driver’s Ed?

Do they hand out these magical buttons at Driver's Ed?

via dracarys dude

19. An example of hilariously awesome parenting.

An example of hilariously awesome parenting.

via Anthem12891

20. …Must ask Science about this.

...Must ask Science about this.

via live lyfe

21. There must be thousands of lies just about thunder alone.

There must be thousands of lies just about thunder alone.

via Miserable Bugger

22. It’s hard to tell what the hidden lesson here is (aside from crippling paranoia).

It's hard to tell what the hidden lesson here is (aside from crippling paranoia).

via Immakai

23. Now, if only they could read AND talk about 35% less…

Now, if only they could read AND talk about 35% less...

via Mr Milenko

24. …just really awful naps, kids.

...just really awful naps, kids.

via ThatLurkerGuy

(via Reddit, Twenty Two Words)

Parents need to lie to their kids sometimes, but these are pretty creative. Maybe one day when I’m a father, I’ll tell my kids some of these. Very, very creative.