Monday, March 19, 2007

The Slippery Slope

Scrap told his first actual lie this evening. We began tea time with a bit of a row as he tried to carry his plate of tea (chicken and pea rice) into the lounge so he could eat while watching Shaun the Sheep. Firstly, he shouldn't be eating his tea in front of telly and also how much mess was he going to make? In the end, he sat at the table and I left him to it rather than watch him or try and force forkfuls in. He came to me quite a while later and said that he had eaten it all up. In fact he said 'All gone. Yummy in my tummy. Now I have pudding?' And I told him how well he'd done and gave him a slice of chocolate tart. Only as I was clearing up did I see all of his rice in the bin. He tricked me very deliberately. 'Yummy in my tummy.....'

4 comments:

spymum said...

This is clearly a highly intelligent child who should be rewarded for his ingenuity! I would (in fact I have) tell any number of lies in order to get my pudding!

A career in law or politics awaits! ;-)

divinemrsm said...

Funny this is, I know, but scary is it too. That first conscious awareness of manipulating the truth to get what we want.

You're right. A career in politics (or PR) beckons....

dulwichmum said...

Ah Silvana - the little darling. He is growing up right in front of you. Should get yourself a new baby soon, Scrap is nearly a man!

Silvana said...

I know, I know, it's just growing up. But still, pretty cheeky...