They asked for something from canteen and I told them I didn't have enough money on me. Which was a lie.
I'm not talking about big lies, but children asking for a $2 ride in the shops. No money, sorry. To say you've never lied to your children, not even a small lie or lying by omission. Sorry, I don't believe it.
Last edited by BigRedV; 05-02-2016 at 13:07.
Anyway, I have to get my DD from school,so am out now.
I have a fundamental problem including the myth of Santa into something that is deeply religious.
I guess at its core to some Santa is a white lie, a bit of magic, and to others it's bordering on blasphemous. I stress again though that although I won't partake in the myth of Santa I will tell my children that they are not to ruin it for other children and will teach them to be respectful to all.
I'd be annoyed but I know I can't stop it. I'm sure DS who is 9 knows Santa isn't real, enough of his friends at school say things. I've told him to talk to myself or DH but keep his thoughts away from his sister and other kids as we all have different belief systems and none are right or wrong but if you're not sure ask an adult not a kid.
Do I lie to my kids hell yes. I'm not having some long winded conversation about why they can't buy a toy or have a ride. I said no, they challenge again I still say no, ask again and I've got no money. I will get flamed for this but there is far too much reasoning and explaining to kids over parents choices, I'm the parent I've made the choice now accept the decision. It's just a convoluted way in my opinion of allowing kids to talk back and question things that they just have to accept.
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