Monday, May 19, 2008

How long is too long?

As you can imagine, with two boys in the house, as well as a playful husband, there are often games, tricks, and pranks happening every time you turn your head.

As you can also certainly understand, while raising two rambunctious, yet intelligent boys, that we have had to have more than one conversation about fibbing, stretching the truth, misleading, and outright lying.

Now, while these two scenarios don't usually go together, you can understand how they could be tough concepts to merge in a 5-year-old's mind.

So this is what I get from Colton in the car . . .

Okay, mama, ezackly how long do you have before a trick turns into a lie?


Like, when you want to trick someone, so you have to tell a little lie, ezackly how long do you have before you have to tell them it's a trick or it turns into a lie??

Yeah, this one's going to be pushing the limits for a long time to come.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Now this is a question for the sages. I love it.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

By the way, ezactly how long did you say? I think I need the answer.