OK Danny at Dream Big Dream Often got me thinking today. He posted a question for his readers, “How much do you lie?”
Right off I think, “I’m a good person. Of course I don’t lie. This doesn’t even apply to me.” But…….as I thought a little more I realized that I DO lie…… Wait. I lie a lot…….. I am a big fat liar!!!
Okay, so I am not having an affair or living a double life. But evidently I am constant telling lies. Like “dinner will be ready in a few minutes” when it’s really like half an hour. “I don’t know anything about _____” when I really do, but can’t say so as not to betray trust. “I’ll be off the phone/computer in just a minute.” More like 20 minutes. With kids I feel like I am constantly telling white lies. Does it count if they aren’t really lies when I say them, but become lies in a few minutes when I don’t do something?
As I thought even more about this, I realized I tell BIG lies too! I forgot how I lie about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny…. And I go to great lengths to perpetuate these lies. I once whittled a miniature fairy wand because Brooke wrote a note and asked the Tooth Fairy for one of her wands. The “Tooth Fairy” once wrote Avery a note to tell her she wasn’t getting any money for her tooth because she didn’t brush her teeth well enough. I lie about shots not hurting, medicine not tasting bad, the effects of eating too much sugar…. Motherhood is filled with lies!! Oh, the web of lies I have woven!!!
So thanks Danny! I now know I am a BIG. FAT. LIAR!!!
Today I am my own least favorite : (
Avery +8/-3, Brooke +9/-2, Kate +12/-5, Me 0/-1