18 HILARIOUS white lies mums tell their kids

Parenting is a tough gig, and sometimes us mums have to resort to a some cheeky white lies…

We asked our fabulous Healthy Mummy community to share the top white lies they were told as a child and the ones they tell their kids too.

We’re definitely going to keep number 5 in mind!

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18 white lies real mums tell their kids!

The Healthy Mummy has a community of over one million mums. We have multiple support groups on Facebook including a New Mums Support Group and a Pregnancy Support Group. Selecting 18 hilarious white lies real mums tell their kids was obviously super tricky! So here are some of the best!

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1. “If the wind changes your face will stay like that.” – Tahlia Wagner

2. “Eat your bread crusts if you want curly hair.” – Clare Poole

3. “I have eyes hidden in the back of my head, that’s why I know everything!” – Melanie Phillips

4. “If you keep playing with that thing, it will fall off!” – Hayley Smith

5. “I tell the boys that when Mr Whippy comes past if the music is on, it means he’s run out of ice cream! #sorrynotsorry” – Nikola Green

A cute young boy with his head on the table while holding a piece of broccoli on his fork

6. “Broccoli are magic fairy trees and if you eat them all then you will be able to talk to fairies.” – Brooke Jones

7. “If you don’t clean your teeth properly, the tooth fairy won’t leave any money!” – Stefanie Kilner

8. “‘No you can’t have that it has coffee in it’ so they don’t steal my smoothie!” – Amy Atkinson

9. “If you aren’t good, Santa will leave you a sack of potatoes.” – Clare Poole

10. “The TV is having a temper tantrum and wont play anymore today!” – Nicole Louise McClelland

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11. “Carrots help you see in the dark. So now Mr 6 takes a carrot to bed with him every night.” – Amy Atkinson

12. “The internet isn’t working today. That way I don’t have to watch Mia and Me for the millionth time today!” – Michelle Anderson

13. “If you keep picking your nose your head will cave in/your finger will be stuck up there forever.” -Brooke Jones

14. “The possums in the roof report back to Santa and the Easter Bunny.” – Charlotte O’Callaghan

15. “If you are too naughty – you will go to a naughty girls home for the night where they feed you poop on toast! I believed this as a child as my mum was a prison officer!” – Christielee Plumridge

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16. “Peppa Pig loves to pack away toys!” – Hayley Cochrane

17. “Don’t pick your nose…. your brains will fall out!” – Nikki O’Brien

18. “The park across the road from daycare is always broken. If we can see people- they must be trying to fix it.” – Ashleigh Ramirez

Hahaha we LOVE these! What are some of your favourite white lies?

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  • The Healthy Mummy Kids Smoothie is rich in carbohydrates and protein and is a natural energy packed smoothie made for kids.
  • It contains 16 essential vitamins and minerals and when combined with milk, provides children with 50% of their Calcium RDI. 
  • It also contains probiotics needed for healthy guts.

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  • It is a nutritious snack made for kids
  • It contains probiotics
  • It contains 16 vitamins and minerals
  • It contains NO artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours, preservatives or MSG in the product
  • It is rich in protein
  • It contains NO added sugar
  • It contains 16 vitamins and minerals – when combined with milk

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The product contains dairy (the base of the smoothie) and a small amount of soy (within d-alpha-tocopheryl).

Our Healthy Kids Smoothies do not contain any ingredients derived from gluten, fish, eggs, nuts or sulphites. However the factory in which the product is made does store and manufacture these products but they are not produced on the same line.

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