It’s not that I don’t trust you…it’s just that I don’t trust you

Look at him.  Sweet, kind,polite, funny – and oh yeah, a liar.  Ok that’s too harsh.  He fibs. He bends truths. Not about big things – but that’s because he’s 8 and there are no big things to fib about ( like money or drugs or honor or something). His talent is half-hearted truths. He’s like a good defense attorney, finding an escape clause in every rule.

To combat this talent/dark passenger (for all you Dexter fans) – we rely on one simple truth, we require proof.  You cleaned your room – let me see.  You washed your hair – let me smell you.  You get the point.

One day, hopefully in the near future, I won’t have to do Columbo mothering. Until then, he’ll be treated like the delinquent he has the full-blown potential to be.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Neumar
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:32:19

    Well he is one Little Rascal who is very,very lucky to have good”sensible” parents who won’t let him get away with no nonsense!

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  2. hlthaker
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:58:34

    Who cares if he fibs…look at that face!

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  3. coffeepoweredmom
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 16:33:46

    Argh, Ally’s started the lying stage, and although I TRY not to call her ‘liar’, I will call her on lying and then we’ll talk about what lying is and why it’s wrong. I have a serious feeling that this is just the start of a very long and very painful battle.

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  4. We All Have Aspergers
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:55:51

    Ok. But does he do it straight faced or with a smile? I have one of each. Anyway, it’s all ok given the fact that he is the absolute politest kid I know!! Kudos!

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  5. Doris Huculiak
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 21:14:46

    I never had that problem with the girls, however with Adam its quite different. Brushed my teeth, let me smell. Did my HW let me see-lol…So true!!

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  6. Colleen
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 22:11:38

    He takes after his father…lol. omg so funny!

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  7. Kerry's Organized Chaos
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 23:56:58

    Ha! I love it! My daughter is the same way! My son, he’ll rat himself out every time, but her, the fibs just flow like water sometimes. Can’t wait for those teen years. Wait, yes I can!

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