I don’t understand why it can be so hard to get the truth out of my kids. No one ever does anything wrong, or they won’t fess up to it. I feel like I can never get a straight answer out of either one of my kids. It drives me insane. I know, I know, I am preaching to the choir here.
But…I think I have found some help in obtaining the truth… Well, at least from one of my children.
Paige has been telling us lately that she is always starving after lunch. I just couldn’t understand how she could possibly be so hungry when she gets a ton of food in her lunch. She gets almost as much food as Jacob does.
A few weeks ago Paige was telling me how she needs more food in her lunch again. Dave and I were totally perplexed by this request. We just couldn’t wrap our heads around the fact that this tiny little person could possibly need anymore food in her lunch.
We started discussing with her about the fact that she gets almost as much food as her brother – again – but she was so insistent. I kept asking her if she was really eating everything in her lunch and she was insistent that she was finishing it all.
I finally decided to pull a little trick on her. Whenever Paige and I make promises to each other, we do the pinky promise. I wondered how that would work in this situation so I decided to put it to the test.
I stuck my hand out, looked her straight in the eye and said, “So Paige, you pinky promise that you have been eating all of your lunch and that you really do need more food. If that is the honest truth, we will put more food in your lunch.”
I reached over and grabbed her tiny, delicate pinky with mine… and she broke.
She told us the real story.
Ready for this? It is a good one.
So, Paige has a little friend, who for the sake of anonymity we shall call Serena. Serena has been telling Paige that she needs Paige’s turkey sandwich so that she can feed it to her dog. Paige is such a
sucker sweet little thing that she thinks this is a good idea.
First of all, why did this little girl feel the need to take my daughter’s turkey sandwich to feed to her dog? Secondly, how did her parents not catch her feeding her dog a freaking turkey sandwich?? I just don’t get it. I really don’t.
Luckily we got the truth out of her and we alerted her teacher who has now alerted the Lunchroom Police (or whatever they are called) to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. So now Paige doesn’t have to sacrifice her turkey sandwich to Serena’s dog anymore and she is no longer starving.
Do you have a special way of getting the truth out of your kids? I would love to hear it!