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Lately my five-year-old son has been starting to lie. A lot. The candid honesty that I once wished he'd filter has turned to flat out lies and trickery throughout the day. Most of the time it's not anything too serious, but I still don't like it. A typical conversation goes something like:
Him: "Mom, Carolina called me stupid!"
Me: "Carolina doesn't even know how to say that word."
Him: "She did. She really, really did."
Me: "Teddy, it's not possible."
Him: "Yes it is. She really did."
This morning he claimed she bit him on the arm. They were both sitting right next to me in bed and her mouth was not anywhere near his arm. It drives me nuts that he can look me straight in the eye and flat out tell me something that didn't really happen. But then again, how can I get mad at him when I spend so much of my day telling him lies?
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