HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- From time to time, a white lie can be a parent's greatest tool. Take a look behind a couple of the most common white lies that parents tell their children:
THE LIE: The food I'm eating is super spicy!
THE TRUTH: I really don't want to share it with you!
THE LIE: I'll look for that craft you made last week.
THE TRUTH: It went straight into the garbage.
THE LIE: I have to go make dinner/clean/fold laundry.
THE TRUTH: Mommy needs some alone time. Please don't follow me.
THE LIE: Your favorite shirt is dirty.
THE TRUTH: I can't stand seeing you in that Batman shirt one more day in a row (and it probably is dirty from you wearing it so much!)
THE LIE: Starbucks only serves adults and only sells adult drinks.
THE TRUTH: Coffee is vital. Frappuccinos and cake pops are not.
What do you tell your kids when you need a break?
Inside the lies we tell our kids