01 July 2008

Liar Liar Pants on Fire, Oh Wait, You're Not Wearing Pants, Are You?

Like most parents trying their best to do a good job, we've attempted to instill a sense of honesty in our children, a Truth is Always the Best Policy foundation. (They'll get to the subtleties soon enough, and while I'm not one to over-simplify for my children, this is the one exception.)

Freya, however, has become an accomplished liar at the tender age of three. She's very convincing, and she never changes her story. Here's an example:

"Ok, Freya, it's time to go, are you ready?"

"Yes."

"Are you wearing underpants?" (The fact that I have to ask this question each and every time we leave the house is the subject of another, much funnier, post.)

"Yes."

"Show me."

"I'll be right back."

Brief silence.

"Where are you going?"

"Upstairs."

"Why?"

"I have to get something."

She NEVER BREAKS! It's scary how focused she is, how she can pick her story and stick with it. I didn't master that until I was at least ten or eleven.

7 comments:

Jen said...

I don't know, I kind of admire her a little bit. She's very savy for her age. Of course, it's easy for me to sit back and laugh because I'm not the one doing daily underwear checks.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

My daughter could tell a story. And get in trouble for it. And proceed to tell another. A natural as breathing. (??)

Maureen said...

Just wait till she's a teen...

jennifer, playgroups are no place for children said...

HA!! Very savvy! You know you're in trouble once she hits 14, right?

Krista said...

That's impressive, and funny, and... very scary!
Good luck with that one! ;)

Tracey said...

I am the one person who will never write, "wait 'til she's a teen!" You know why. Only it is far more charming now. I think I may have drawn the short stick.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

I too must do the Is Underwear Present? inspection.

What is with kids wanting to leave the house without underwear? Do they know something we don't know?