My son just won’t stop it with the lying about well, pretty much anything. I mean for the entire first semester he had his teacher convinced he was born in Germany. Why? No reason, just cuz. When asked about his staples by his teacher, he told er aniron fell on it, and when she asked him how it happened, he said, “It happens all the time.” WTH?! I am surprised the authorities didn’t come to my house. He wasn’t even at home when it happened. A year or so ago when discussing careers in his class, he told them I worked at Giant. And the list goes on.
Now one issue that I am sure contributed to it early on is that he and his dad basically have had this us against her thing since before he can remember. So, things like letting him sneak out of bed, going to fast food restuarants before dinner, and one of the toppers – getting dressed for church, not going and coming home and lying about it right down to my 5 year old telling me who he saw there. And the list goes on . . . Mentioning time and time again that this teaches him that lying is ok because among other things if you lie to your momma all the time who can’t you lie to, daddy does it and is often your co-conspiratior, and kids don’t have the discerment to distinguish between “little white lies” and the “big ones”; falls on deaf ears and I am just “over reacting”.
I am struggling getting little Mr. Creative through grammar school, meanwhile he is earning a PH.D. in Linguistic Duplicity.