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15 Lies Kids Tell That Parents Keep Falling For

Children are the light of their parents' lives, their motivation for all that they do, as well as their greatest living accomplishment. There is nothing that any halfway decent parent wouldn't do for their child.

But how do they thank you for all your hard work and sacrifice? By lying right to your face! Have a look below and check out these 15 lies kids tell that parents keep on falling for over and over again.

"Daddy said I'm allowed."

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One of the first things that kids discover after they walk and talk is how to manipulate their parents. My dad used to call it "playing both sides against the middle." We all know the tricks, yet we keep falling for them.

"My teacher doesn't assign homework."

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I used to try in vain to get away with this all the time when I was a kid. It never worked because my mom would always assume I was lying and actually call the teacher to confirm.

"It was like that when I got there."

A classic no doubt, but one that rarely if ever works. The gall kids have to actually believe that their parents will swallow such a blatant lie. It truly is a testament to their innocence and naivete.

"My phone died."

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Your kid's phone didn't die, they just more than likely are either screening your calls or have you blocked outright. Kids these days live on their phones, they couldn't miss a text message even if they tried.

"Just two more minutes."

Two more minutes to play their video games, two more minutes to horse around with friends. No matter what they're doing, kids will always try to coax just two more minutes out of you. And once those two minutes are up— they'll ask for yet another two more minutes.

"Can I borrow $20 for gas?"

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If your kid is old enough to drive, any money you give them certainly is not going in the gas tank. Prepare to have your car returned to you completely empty and know that the $20 you gifted them more than likely went towards buying beer.

"They started it."

Anyone who has grown up with siblings knows this line all too well. As far as I'm concerned, my brother started every single squabble we ever had as children. I was just the innocent victim, caught up in his tirade of annoying behavior.

"I didn't get your message."

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They got the message, they just chose not to respond to it. The best thing you can do in this scenario is to wait them out. Sending text upon text is only going to further their beliefs that you are a crazy nag of a parent.

"That scratch on the car was already there."

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It can be difficult swallowing the lies teenagers tell us with a straight face. All I can say is that so long as your child and car both return home in one piece (more or less) count that as a victory.

"No, I haven't been drinking."

If you have to ask your child whether or not they've been drinking, odds are that you already know the answer to your question. Yet still, in spite of staring the truth square in the face, more often than not parents will choose to believe the opposite.

"No, I haven't been smoking."

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Parents who fall for this one crack me up. For one thing, your kid stinks to high heaven of weed. For another, their eyes are totally bloodshot and they're eating you out of house and home.

"He/she's just a friend."

It can be tough for parents when their children start dating for the first time, and even tougher for kids to admit it to their parents. If they tell you they're hanging out with "a friend" don't press it. Sooner or later, they'll open up.

"I already brushed my teeth."

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I feel that the main reason most parents choose to swallow this pile of horse malarky is that they aren't willing to go to battle with their toddler every evening before bed. Plus, their baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway.

"There will be parents at the party."

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I think that self-aware parents know that once their kids reach a certain age, being included in their children's lives becomes more of a privilege and less of a right. Choose to believe the truths you know to be lies as best you can for as long as you can.

"You know I'd never lie to you."

We all know that kids lie. Not your kids though, no way. They'd never lie to you. You are the exception that proves the rule. You're a super parent, you raised angels — you're the absolute best.