The lies we tell ourselves

October 31, 2012

Dear Max

The other tell I told you that the park was closed when it fact it was open. I just had a shit-ton of work to do, the weather was cold, I needed a wee, and I wanted to get home.

There are plenty fibs we tell our kids, mostly for their own good, but some for our convenience too. And I got thinking about the lies we as moms and adults tell ourselves too. Most of mine tend to revolve around weight, for example: “I’m premenstrual, and I just weight a little more because I’m retaining water”, or “The scale is wrong”.

And sometimes we “like” to protect ourselves, other times we’re just not really that self-aware.

Here are some of the lies I tell myself:

– I don’t care

– Those pants fit me

– I’m setting my alarm for tomorrow morning, and I am definitely running

– I’m not upset (this is a classic female line – do not fall for it. Ever. It’s a trick).

– I only had one piece of chocolate

– I’m not jealous

– I will start spending less at Woolworths

– I will start spending less on eating out

– I’m fine


I’m going to try stop bullshitting myself and others, including my dietitian. No good really comes of it… (and that’s no lie).


Peeps, what “lies” do you tell yourself?

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  • shannon niebuhr (@JoziKaroo)

    – It’s ok to work when I’d rather spend time with my kid (truth: go downstairs and hug him right now)

    – Those words didn’t really hurt my feelings (truth: I’m mad, and it’s OK to be mad)

    – My work isn’t important (truth: in fact, it is, and it helps people, and they tell me so)

    – I’m not homesick (truth: yes, I am. Badly.)

    – It’s OK to say yes to more tasks and favors (truth: NO! Stop now!)

    October 31, 2012 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Sam

    I’m not really worried about my numb leg…

    I’m not really broody and desperate for another baby…

    I don’t care what ppl think about me…

    October 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Spiritedmama1

    I will get up 10 mins earlier to exercise…. LMAO – as if
    I will stay away from starch…. Bwahaha – crispy roast potatoes
    I will eat less pasta…. *Ahem* we had pasta 3 times this week
    I will not spend more on clothing… *Ahem* bought two shirts on Monday
    I will study/read a chapter a night…. Well, I’m yet to get there…
    Etc, etc, etc….

    November 1, 2012 at 9:07 am Reply
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