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    Would you lie about your kids age to save money? Like at a restaurant, amusement park, or any other place that offers child discounts?

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    No, I remember my parents doing this with me, and telling me "if anyone asks, your .....whatever age". I would then spend the whole time we were supposed to be doing something fun, worried that someone would ask me, and I would get kicked out. And what if my parents didnt see it happen, and I would be all by myself.....etc, etc. I was kind of a worrier, but I would never do that to my kid.
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    I don't lie, but I don't necessarily always tell them if they don't ask. For instance if it was a buffet where they ask the kids ages up front as you pay I would tell them, but when it is a restaurant where they have a child's menu I let my kids order from it even if they aren't 12 and they don't usually ask. My kids were always small for their age so the child's menu is an appropriate meal for them sometimes past the 10 or 12 they put on the menu. It seems wasteful to order food that they won't be able to eat.
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    Nope-- not a liar.

    Though I do personally order from the kid's menu all.of.the.time. Even though it says for kids 12 and under--they always let me (my fave kids meal is at Chipoltle.....yum!) I can't eat the adult sized meals (especially when 34 weeks preggo!)
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    haven't had to deal with this one yet, but I think we might be 2 1/2 about six months longer than we are at Disney and Seaworld.
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    I don't lie nor would I ever instruct my child to lie about their age just to get a small discount. If you can't pay for a service/fee, then you shouldn't be going out to eat or to an amusement park.

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    No, I don't lie about the kids ages.

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    I want to add I would never instruct my child to lie for me or themselves
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    No, I would not lie or purposefully miss lead.

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    I won't lie, but I also don't offer information that hasn't been asked for. Last year I took my nieces & nephew to a movie along with Tiven. At the ticket window I asked for four kids & one adult tickets, and the girl never asked how old the kids were. When I handed my older niece her ticket, she looked at it & said, "I'm not a kid, I'm 15." Ooops! She's still a kid in my mind, kwim? Had I been asked, I'd have remembered that she's 15 & happily paid the full price. Children's menu, you should be able to buy if you don't want to eat a lot of food, no matter what your age. Just tip a decent amount!
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