I cringe everytime I hear that particular sentence come from a parent. Come on now. If you are a person that would come unannounced into a place of business and be particularly demanding, I can see where anyone would lie to prevent seeing that side of you. It is difficult for an adult to stand up to that kind of abrasive treatment much less a child that is looking to please you. That particular sentence should be outlawed unless you yourself are Jesus and have never lied. How can a child be something you cannot be? It can be a good experience if handled correctly, but alas, parents would rather believe their own lies about their children’s honesty.(Or is it about their children’s lies?) Quite a contradiction isn’t it?