As my children were so good confessing their shenanigans not long ago, I guess I should too..... So here goes:
I "freestyle" when reading to them, make the story up as I'm going along, missing huge swathes out and showing them things in the pictures so they won't notice I'm avoiding reading half of the words.
I found these confessions on Mumsnet from other mums out there.....
-I tell mine that the chocolate/biscuits I'm munching has nuts in so they can't have any...
-I don't always call them in to lick the beaters when I am making a cake.
-If either of my children have bumped/scraped/cut off various body parts I ask them
"Can you move it? Can you bend it?... Well it hasn't dropped off so you are ok!"
So guess this confession thing is a two way street..... Or three! Maybe we should hear from the dads too!!!!!