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My two boys aged 9 and 6 gets so overly excited about any celebrations such as Christmas, easter etc. Therefor months before hand im always hearing the same old question “How many sleeps, how many sleeps?” Well im not the type of mathematics mother who could tell the straight out answer from the top of my head, therefor I say a random number which maybe wrong or right, but if my answer is wrong does that make me a liar?


Posted by deehjohnson86, 3rd April 2014


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  • No, that doesn’t bake you a liar. But once the kids are old enough to realise you said 60 days weeks ago and 80 days today….then you could be in trouble

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  • lol it is ok. just let them know that you won’t forget and you will tell them closer to the time

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  • great story to read

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  • Maybe teach them to work it out for themselves by getting the calendar out for them. They are old enough to count for themselves

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  • lol no not a liar at all, I give out a random number or close to it anyway lol, hardly lying, just estimating :P

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  • no your not a liar! :)

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  • I agree with Cinta – I do the same thing as I would never be able to work out how many sleeps as most of the time I’m flat out remembering what day let alone date it is :)

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  • nah you’re not a liar – if you get sprung by the kids just tell them you were checking if they were paying attention :)

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  • lol no not a liar, i have done that myself too because if i say i dont know, then the boys keeps asking me. once it gets closer its easier to count down. If you have a smart phone though there are apps that count down the days till easter, and christmas. I have them on my iphone and the kids have a quick check every couple of days, this way o no longer have to pull a random number out of my head :)

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  • All the other ladies are right, it just makes you a normal, time poor parent. I like Colleen’s idea of getting them to work it out. Kills two birds in one stone- helps them with their math and entertains and excites them and alleviates you of any guilt you feel (which you don’t need to) of picking a random plausible number of countdown sleeps.

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  • No, but if you feel bad ask them to work it out, they are old enough to do the maths.

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  • Not at all! No one would know the number of sleeps.

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  • hahaha – no, it makes you a normal parent! I had anxiety the first year I introduced ‘Santa’ because I realised that it was the first time I had ever lied to my son, but then I realised that without that little lie, my son would have missed out on the magic of Christmas. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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  • no that makes you a normal Mum coming up with an answer to make them happy and when it get closer than it’s easy to say how many days or how many sleeps til then

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  • No, I Tell My Kids How Many Months Away It Is, Until The Last Few Weeks Then Tell Them The Weeks Down To The Days.

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