What happens in each and everyone of us that enables us to tell a lie? Really I mean I figured you just learn from peers in school or movies, but when my almost 20 month old started blamming the dog for everything that she was doing (and they where all things she shouldn’t) it really made me stop and think, where in the world did she learn that? Everything from breaking stuff, taking things outside she shouldn’t and even for her falls, when I ask her “River what happened” she’s says “Jetty, she’s bad gurl”!!
One of my all time favorite movies is the invention of lying and I’m guessing River must of popped it in when I wasn’t looking. If you haven’t seen that movie you must! Really it makes you thankful for the little white lies we get to tell to make people feel better or even to properly communicate in our sometimes strange world. So all of this rambling comes down to this, I have been so careful watching every single word and phrase that comes out of my mouth and so far I haven’t caught myself telling a fib to her, however she did randomly decided to tell me “dont’ to almost everything I ask her in these last few days.
I’m not sure but it’s really feeling like the terrible twos are creeping up on me. No longer do I get to dictate what we are going to do or what we are having for lunch, or ever when it’s bed time. We have now entered enemy territory and everything is a little mini battle. I wouldn’t fight with anyone over silly things like this, but I am enjoying the little challenges she brings forth. To all moms out there who’ve encountered their tots in fibs, I ask this…..How do we turn the clock back? How do we get them to forget this skill and return to their sweet little honest by nature selves, cause I’m not ready for a little mini teenager 😉
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