Sure, we want, to be honest with kids, but sometimes you just have to lie for an easy life!
1. “‘You see those big red and white towers? Those are microwave towers. That’s what powers the microwave in the house. Kinda like a radio.’
Mixing truth and lies is always the best bet.”
2. “If you don’t eat your greens, you going back to your real parent!”
3. “I was terrified of the dark as a kid.
So when my son was little, and he was scared of the dark, I told him monsters have really bad eyesight and if you sit still in the dark, there is NO way they’d ever find you. In fact, being in bed increases your chances of survival because who eats anything out of a bed? It wouldn’t make any sense.
Anyway, they don’t attack little kids anymore because a few years ago, some red-headed 4 year old girl down the street went wild and really messed up some monster with a plastic guitar and now they are kind of nervous around kids. Especially those armed with plastic guitars. Also they have NEVER trusted teddy bears. They think teddy bears still have the vestigial claws of their ancestors, which is kind of a racist thing monsters believe. Good night, and here’s your teddy bear and el kabong guitar.
I did all KINDS of stuff like that when he was little.”