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“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!”

“Oh”

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.  But..it 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…

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About Heather

I am the lucky mom to two kids. Scorch is my baseball obsessed 9 year old son and Bean is my crazy, loving 7 year old little girl. I'm happily married to the Hubs. We live in the middle of nowhere with two cats and one certifiably crazy dog.

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