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I'm a producer at BBC Radio Berkshire and am looking for some stories for our Friday night parenting show 'Mums Without Makeup'.
Please comment below if you've ever had to tell a white lie to your children to get them to do totally normal things.
Thanks in advance! x
Don’t know if this counts, but I remember my them ds 8 wanting attention because he said he had cramp in his leg; I wanted to get him off to bed so I said bed rest/ sleep was the answer..... not long afterwards he was complaining about cramp again when I wanted to get him up and out so I said exercise would cure it... unfortunately he remembered my completely contradictory advice from before.
When my 3 were very small I used to tell them from early November that Santa’s elves and fairies were out looking for naughty children; I used to point to a far corner and say look, there’s one- oh, you weren’t quick enough. They believed it for a while