We were all lied to as children, whether it was Santa Claus or that if we didn't eat our veggies we would never grow. As a parent I am discovering that sometimes there just isn't an easy explanation for some questions. One lie I remember my mom trying to pass off on me was that Neon Tetras (freshwater aquarium fish) were handpainted to be so bright. She refused to buy any for our tank so as not to support this animal abuse. I was about 7 years old and just could not buy the visual of someone painting live fish... Focus: Tell us about any fictions your parents tried to pass off. Alt Focus: Do you lie to your kids? About what?