Acceptable Lies We Tell To Kids

On a recent trip to the park with my daughter, I saw a human dressed as a soft toy. I see a lot of these at the moment. The sun seems to bring them out. I usually see them at fun days promoting things and giving out balloons, or at the end of a dragon hunt ready to give out hugs. I know they are harmless enough but I have to confess I find them a little unnerving. Not quite on the level of Pennywise the Clown, but creepy nonetheless. I realise they are innocent, and usually very good people, but there is something about them that I just don’t like. Perhaps it is the fact that they are unnaturally happy and have the same levels of energy and joy no matter what time you see them. My kids on the other hand absolutely love humans dressed as soft toys. They rank just a tiny bit…

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