I was talking to a group and something happened and I had to quickly enhance my narrative to fit some new facts. I wanted to say "I am not bull-shitting this is true"
but realised I didn't want to say bull-shitting in front of my young kids.
That was 3 days ago and I still haven't come up with a polite way to say this, I am looking to replace "bull-shitting" in the above sentence.
I did consider lying but just felt it didn't have the full story telling/ trying to convince somebody meaning that bull-shitting conveys. There is blagging, but that feels to mean trying to gain entry to somewhere