The paradox of parenting…

From a recent conversation with one of the girls…following a "neglecting to tell the truth" incident….

Me      So whatever you do you must always, always, always, always tell the truth.

Her    OK.

Me      Because if you don’t then people will have a hard time being your friend.

Her     I know.

Me      So more than almost anything else in the whole world, you have to tell the truth about everything.

Her     OK

Me     Cause even if you do something that you think is wrong and don’t want Mommy and Daddy to find out, it will end up being even worse if you lie about it.

Her   OK.

Me    So, what’s the most important thing?

Her    To always tell the truth.

Me    That’s right. Now run up to your room, get your pj’s on and hop in bed. Because we need to get to sleep on time with your tooth under your pillow so the tooth fairy can come tonight. Always, always, always tell the truth….sighhh…..what’s a Dad to do?


Posted on March 27, 2008, in Dad stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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