Every mum knows that getting through the day
often sometimes requires you tell a few porky pies to the kids. If it’s any relief, Zoe Foster Blake is no different.
Zoe took the toddler to the movies for the first time and revealed on Instagram she managed to pull a fast one on him.
“I am thrilled to report it was a success. He watched the whole dang thing! AND I tricked him into believing bananas are what you eat at the movies. What a win #mumfibz,” she told her followers in a comment.
His first ever movie. I’m fifty more excited than him because this signals a whole new era of Very Enjoyable Parenting Activity. Also if I’m honest I’m a bit jealous cos I didn’t see my first movie til I was six, and it was The Boy Who Could Fly (spoiler alert: he can’t) (spoiler spoiler alert: he can) and the projector broke halfway through so we were told to come back the next day but our family went home the next day and I never got to see the end. Meh. You win some, you cry about some for the rest of the school holidays. ????
Yup, getting a child to eat fruit over popcorn and choc tops is certainly a win in our books.
As it turns out, the parents of Mamamia office have also gotten away with some, ah, inventive fibs.
“I tell the kids they each have money in their bank accounts (I actually spent it, but have an elaborate IOU system for when I get around to opening them),” one admitted.
Of course there’s the old “when the ice cream truck is playing music it means there’s no ice cream left”, but one mum never has any money when that truck pulls around. Ever.
Another claims she “can’t remember” her password, and therefore can’t buy her kids the gems they need for their online games.