Like a Rug…


“Bean, did you go potty?”

Simple question, right? The Hubs asked the Bean that after she and I had gotten done brushing her teeth before bed.

“Yes, Daddy.”

(Me) “You did not, I was standing in the bathroom with you the whole time!”


We’re noticing more and more that the Bean is lying to us.  I know it’s completely developmentally normal- I even know that it’s a good milestone for her to hit. We want her to lie to us- it shows complex brain development and the ability to react on the fly. doesn’t make it any less crazy.

I want to sit down and tell the Bean, that yes, we’ll always know when you used the potty (not hard to check the bowl, sister) and we’ll know if you washed your hands (that soap has a strong smell).  We’ll know if you brushed your teeth with one sniff of your breath and we’ll know if you really cleaned up your room with a quick glance. Each time we catch her in a lie, she looks at us like we’re geniuses and all we can do is not laugh at her. I’m hoping if she thinks we’re all seeing and all knowing now, she’ll just give up.

A mother can dream…


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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