It doesn’t necessarily get any easier raising a kid. Maybe parents think they’ve got it down by the time high school graduation rolls around or is it college graduation? Well, the one thing that parents can rely on is that when kids are younger, they’ll believe practically anything.
Gullibility can be best taken advantage of during toddler and elementary school ages. Those little, white lies parents have told you like: “Santa Claus is real, put out some milk and cookies for him” or “Put your tooth under your pillow and the tooth fairy will take it in exchange for money” probably wear off by the time you’re off to middle school.
Or not. Maybe it’s a game parents play to see how long their children will believe a lie that they’ve told them years ago. You’d be surprised what parents have told their children in order to get them to behave. Whatever gets the job right, mom and dad?