08/16/2011 01:53 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2011

The Best #LiesIveToldMyParents: Twitter Users Come Clean About Growing Up (TWEETS)

The teacher didn't assign any homework. I'm just going to a friends house. I have no clue who scratched the car.

Children, no matter the age, are constantly coming up with new ways of finagling their way out of a tight situation or covering up a little mischief. Either that, or they're pitching an old classic -- of course the dog ate your homework...

This week, Twitter users have decided to own up, confessing their favorite and most candid experiences bending the truth under hashtage "Lies I've Told My Parents." Let's just say these folks are a creative bunch.

Some of the tweets are genuinely funny, some are textbook excuses, and a few are even sad but true. Take a look, vote for your favorites, and add your own #LiesIveToldMyParents by clicking "Add Slide" in the slideshow below.

Or, if you're anything like us at HuffPost Parents, you may be thinking about the other side of these sticky situations: lies we tell our kids ("Nuh-uh, there is no cauliflower in those mashed potatoes"). Tweet your best #liesivetoldmykids to @HuffPostParents.