We don’t always mean to lie to our parents but sometimes, shit happens. They don’t exactly make being honest easy, either. Sometimes the lies are small and harmless, other times they are big and problematic. Here are eight lies we’ve all told our parents.
1. When we lie that we missed their call
Sometimes, we really did miss their calls. Other times, we were just in situations that would have gotten us in deep shit if we had picked their calls. It is better to ignore your mum’s call’s all night when you are out late at night with your friends than to pick it up and let her hear loud music when you’re supposed to be in bed.
2. Pretending to be asleep
We’ve all done this, let’s not lie. Like that time your mom was shouting your name to come and help her in the kitchen. A lie by omission is still a lie. Ask yourself how many times you’ve pretended to be asleep to get out from chores or a talk from your parents. If you think moving out is a solution, it’s not.
3. Lying that you weren’t charging your phone and using it
If you’ve ever lied to your parents about this, I can’t even blame you. We get it, radiation poison and what not but must they shout? Is it their life? Abeg, everybody and the one that is doing them.
4. Lying that you weren’t taught something when you failed.
Never take responsibility for your failure or how does that quote go? In all your choosing, choose violence. Why tell them that the course was hard and you were struggling when you can just lie to your parents that the lecture never showed up to class and is an all-around bad guy?
5. Lying about your location
You really shouldn’t lie about this but then again some of you are bold. Here is a tip, if your dad tells you that he can see you in the club when you are supposed to be in school reading, you can simply ask why he carried his married legs to the club without his wife and gaslight him into thinking that he is seeing double.
6. Lying that you didn’t see something they told you to pick up
This has lowkey happened to everyone at a point except you have an annoyingly good memory. Sometimes your mum might tell you to pick up something that has been on the floor in your room for the past two weeks but you forgot to pick it up. When she comes to scold you instead of saying that you forgot, you[‘d rather say that you didn’t see it. To be honest this is the most unnecessary lie.
7. Lying that you are not hungry after arguing with them
I see you, they see you, you see you and even God sees you. It’s okay to lie sometimes, yes, but not when it comes to food.
8. Lying that you are a good influence on your friends
It’s okay to want your parents to think that you are still the good innocent child that they’ve raised when you are not. We lie to our parents to protect them. Your little charade won’t last long of course but as long as you are not damaging anyone else’s character then, by all means, go off.