Parents on Twitter are revealing the hilarious white lies they tell their kids

Parents on Twitter are revealing the hilarious white lies they tell their kids

You can read all of the parenting books in the world, but it can't prepare you for the realities of a living, breathing (pooping, crying) human being.

While the first few months are a veritable daze of sleepless nights, and a level of love that you never thought you could feel towards another person, new parents are always taken by surprise by how quickly their little bundles of joy grow up. And that's when the real work begins. I mean, making a child a decent, upstanding citizen certainly sounds as if it's an arduous process.

Before you actually have to bring up a child, it's easy to make assumptions about how exactly you're going to raise this fictional being. Indeed, many would-be parents are convinced that they will be nothing but honest with their offspring. But as these nine parents show, you can't get through being a mum or dad without telling a few white lies along the way. And some of them are just plain hilarious.

1. Fire that babysitter!
2. Talking toys are the worst
3. Genius 
4. Goldfish always cause these sorts of problems
5. That's one way to get your kids to eat healthily 
6. Now, this is what you call thinking ahead 
7. Oh dear
8. Those poor, confused cows
9. A+ for effort

Well, as this Twitter thread clearly proves, in some cases, honesty isn't the best policy. Especially, when it comes to preserving your sanity.

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