10 small lies you tell yourself every day when you are a parent 2 months ago

10 small lies you tell yourself every day when you are a parent

Disclaimer: I love – LOVE – being a mum – but I will also be the first to admit there are days that are most definitively harder than others.

And on those very days, I rely rather frequently on little white lies to make it through. Not only the ones I dish out to the kids ("No, we can't go to Smyths today because the man at the counter is sick so the whole shop is closed"), but also on a whole set of lies I tell myself  – just to give myself a little pep-talk and survive the parental trenches yet again.

Here are some of those:

1. "It's just a phase"

When toddler does his octopus thing whenever I try to dress him. Seriously, it's like he has gazillion arms and legs! Un-human!

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2. "I'll clean that up later"

Sure, like FIVE DAYS later. At least.

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3. "Nobody saw that"

When toddler licks a piece of fruit in Tesco and just throws it back in with the other fruits. Yikes.

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4. “I know what I’m doing”

Nope, but I'm hoping this goes for ALL of us!

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5. "It's probably not that bad"

Refusing to read the back of the packet of sweets my five-year-old just ate.

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6. "He'll sleep in his own bed soon enough"

Like, when he is 19, maybe...

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7. "This dinner will go down a treat"

They'll more than likely ask for a slice of toast instead.

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8. Nobody saw me wearing this yesterday

When I cannot summon up the energy to root out a fresh outfit in the morning.

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9. "It's educational"

No, it's not. It's just Paw Patrol. Again.

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10. "Really, showering every day is not good for your skin"

When I realise that I haven't showered since Sunday...

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