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It is hard to pick the biggest lie that I have ever told because there are two that I really benefited from as a parent.The first lie was that our vacuum cleaner had the ability to pick up not only small items from the floor but big ones as well.
So when my children were younger and refused to pick up, all I had to do was bring out the vacuum cleaner.I would plug it in, turn it on and at the whirring sound my children would scream and run around like crazy picking them up.They believed this lie for several years.
My other lie was that moms have eyes in the back of their head.When I originally said that, I meant it as a joke but my daughter who was about five years old took it quite literally so I thought I might as well take advantage of it.I would continue to remind her throughout the years that I could see everything.
One day when she was about nine years old she came up to me with this sort of scared look on her face.I asked her what was wrong and very seriously, with a sort of tremor to her voice she asked, "Mom, when will my eyes begin to grow in the back of my head?"
She must have figured that it happens to females and she wanted to know when to expect it.The sad thing is she really, really believed this but I couldn't help but laugh when she asked.It was then I confessed the truth to her.Needless to say she wasn't very happy with me.But somehow I have a feeling she will use my lies when she becomes a mother.