Saturday, June 30, 2007

Don't Check

Trevor and Devin love their new school in our new town. But, on Trevor's second day there, that truth wasn't quite as clear as it is now.

We had let Trevor watch TV before school. It was our custom in the past, and once we got a TV hooked up, we didn't think to change it.

So, Trevor watched TV, and when it was time to leave, he threw a tantrum. So, we made a rule. No TV before school. It will be a rule that has remained in full force and effect for nearly two weeks now. I think it has stuck. I wavered on Thursday, though. When Trevor asked if he could watch TV, I really, really wanted to say YES. I wanted coffee and I wanted to fix their lunches, and I wanted to let my eyes glaze over as I thought of, you know, nothing at all. Instead, I told him to see what Dad thought.

He went to check with Dad who was still in bed.

He came back to the living room and said, "Dad said it was OK." I wasn't sure I believed him, so I started towards the bedroom. Trevor continued, "but, don't check!"

I said to Trevor that lying was not good. He told me that Dad really told him he could watch TV, but that I shouldn't check.

I told him that now would be a good time to tell me the truth.

He told me not to check with Dad.

I gave him a look (and not a pretty one, either.)

He told me that Dad said he really couldn't watch TV.

I didn't check...

1 comment:

MOM said...

Hey, you are going to have to watch that boy. That is so funny, but he gives himself away every time he tries to tell a little white lie don't he?
MOM