Friday, June 03, 2005
I had to punish Alex for lying today. I walked down stairs and saw him putting down a glass of orange soda that had a little bit left in it from earlier this morning. He quickly said, “Nothing” before I even asked him anything. I asked him, “did you drink that orange soda?” and he said, “No”. I said, “I see that you have orange soda on your mouth, are you sure, did you drink the orange soda?” And he said, “No” again. So, I sent him to his room. I tried to explain that it was ok to tell me if he did something wrong, but he wouldn’t admit it. Lying or telling the truth is a hard thing for a three year old to understand, but he really doesn’t have an option. I was hoping he would learn a lesson today, but it doesn’t look like it.