I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday

On first glance this image looks just like a couple of kids waiting for the school bus.  Unfortunately this is actually a photo of my nearly 11 year old son sulking, crying, and generally acting like a 2 year old.

This is the first full week of school for them.  Every single day I’ve had to confiscate his Nintendo DS from either his backpack or his pocket.  This morning he tried to pull off a whopper I wasn’t falling for.  He said, “But M-O-M… it’s “game day”!”  Uh… yeah, right.  It’s Wednesday.  I may have been out of school for 13 years, but I know that teachers don’t have “game day” in the middle of the week and they certainly aren’t doing any reward parties 5 days into the school year.

This isn’t the first lie that I’ve caught him trying to pass off as truth lately.  It’s a bit scary to be honest because he’s become so very good at it.  I’m not sure that, without mother intuition, I would even know that he was trying to pull the wool over my eyes.

So question of the day… is this a normal pre-teen “thing”?  Did or have you ever caught your kids trying to sneak things past you?

Check out these other Wordless/Wordful Wednesday blogs… A Beautiful Mess, Handbags and Handguns,  Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, and 5 Minutes for Mom.


Comments on: "Wordless/Wordful Wednesday" (5)

  1. OOOOOO. Lying is one thing I wouldn't stand for. Unsolicited advice? Take the game away from him for the rest of the month. Completely away. Someone a the twins Dance threw their sons DS away when he caught him lying. The dad told me "Lying leads to stealing, stealing leads to jail." IDK about that but the Dad looked like he once knew his way around trouble. I don't have boys though.Good Luck whatever you do. This is a hard age!Now following you from a Beautiful Mess!TIffany @ HGF

  2. Thanks for the follow!Ironically, a month is what I told him he was going to be grounded for! I do welcome the advice. This is all a little shocking. Not that he's lying, but that he's so stinkin' good at it!

  3. Just so you know, both my kids are amazing at it. And we have had to resort to harsh punishments and it seems to be getting better. Hopefully more of a phase? HOpe it gets better. Hang in there. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I don't know what to say except make it clear lying is unacceptable and you won't stand for it. When you do catch him, any punishment you give you can probably extend – to include the lies you don't know about…Maybe try and find out if anything specific (or in general) is bothering him. Like, why is he so adamant about the game even when it's not allowed? Is he nervous at school? Hiding?Good luck!I love that Lily Tomlin quote at the top of your Blog.My WW

  5. Girl, you haven't seen anything yet. Wait until he is a Senior in high school and tells the guidance counselor that he has to live in his car and that is why he is failing…..Oh yeah, it could be worse.PJ

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