Sigh! Sonny boy now tells lies at the drop of a question! Almost every day now, there's something or the other that he makes a story about.... he almost never replies to a question with a straightforward answer.
And he weaves his stories such, that I'm torn between admiration at his elaborate creativity and wanting to whack him for his made-up stories.
"What did you do in school today, Sonny boy?"
"Amma, today you know, A (in his class and a much heard name in our house) you know, hurt me."
"Why sweetie, what happened? what did he do?"
"He pushed me and I fell down and then he pushed the bench on my stomach..."
Now which mother could remain unconcerned on hearing all this? and not once or twice, but almost every day the same refrain would go on....
So the responsible parents went off to his teacher wanting to get to the root of the problem.
Only to gape in turn when she gaped at us and told us that A and Sonny boy were the best of friends.
Now they could be harmless fibs, but then, I'm getting worried at the total panache with which he spins his stories and sometimes he tells actual lies too, to get out of a sticky spot, for which I've scolded him, made him stand in a corner, beat him, and the ULTIMATE- told him that God is gonna punish him one day soon for being such a bad boy.
But to no avail. He continues his merry creativity.
I don't know whether I'm unnecessarily getting paranoid about it. But I DO wish he would stop lying to get out of being scolded. I'm at my wits' end to make him understand that it is better to listen to a scolding rather than tell lies to get out of one.
If this is a phase all 5 year old boys go through, I sure hope this phase ends sooooon. Sigh! Any similar situations out there in the blogosphere, people?
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