A little while ago Russell and I talked about whether or not we would lie to our kids. Ya know, the little white lie, fib kind that parents sometimes use to trick their children or avoid a problem. We didn't really come up with an answer.
Well, Ty was supposed to be going to sleep (for a nap?) and he heard some music playing: an ice cream truck. Now, I give my kids plenty of treats, but they don't need to know quite yet about the over-priced, stale gumball in the middle, never-as-good-as-you-hope ice cream truck. So the subject was avoided. He was supposed to be going to sleep.
Instead of telling him it was a truck playing music to entice kids to waste their parents' money, I said he was hearing a lullaby for another kid. Then we got to go through the barrage of questions: "Who is it for? What's the kid's name? Why are they playing it? What's a lullaby? Can I have more water?" I hope the ice cream truck puts him to sleep every time he hears it...that could be kinda funny. :)