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Dec 14, 2011

I'm a mom and I lie

Today I was on the phone chatting with my buddy and of course that gives William the idea that he doesn't need to listen to me. I told him he needed to complete his map puzzle so that we could put it back where it belonged. He decided to stack the pieces and ignore me. I told him I was on the phone with his dad and said that daddy needs him to pack his puzzle away right now. Do you know the boy sprung into action immediately?! I asked him to pack the puzzle up several times with no luck. Here I go and say his dad says to do it and the job was done in a matter of minutes. Hmmph! Oh well, I guess it is good that he fears his dad and knows he better do what is expected of him or else he will have to suffer the consequences. Although I don't make it a habit to lie to my children, I do what I have to when the need comes about. It is so important for dads to discipline their sons. Like I always say, only a man can teach a boy how to be a man. I'm lucky to have such a fantastic husband to do just that with our son.

Do you lie to your kids when you need to?

Shelly, Mom Files


  1. LOL!!! Too funny!
    Of course I lie when I need to. With no guilt at all. White lies, of course. ;-)

  2. Hey There Thanks! Yes I am an imfamous mom liar , it seems like daddy just gets the fast moving respect. Mom gets respect but they are slow about doing what I say lol!

  3. Hilarious @ Do you know the boy sprung into action immediately?!

    I do remember those moments, myself. There was just something about dad or fathers in general that kept us on our toes.

  4. I haven't had to yet, but I surely will when the time comes. My son is almost 3 and the sound of my husbands voice definitely pushes him to act much faster than mine does.

  5. When my daughter was 6 and had her tonsils taken out, I lied to her about going back to the doctor. She wouldn't drink anything and the doc said she needed to so her stitches would not get tight and dry. She had developed a fever. I told her if she didn't drink some water, I would have to take her to the doc and she would get a shot. LOL. She drank the water and took her meds. SMH.

  6. I do it when necessary, same example as yours.


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