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Parental Perogative

Thursday, 10 December 2009

To Peach’s delight, his dessert this evening contained a message.

You see…every morning, Peach insists on staying in his jammies and wearing them to school. And every morning I ask “is today ‘Jammie Day?’ I don’t think today is ”
‘Jammie Day’ because Ms. Brooke didn’t say ‘Tomorrow is “Jammie Day,” friends’ when I picked you up yesterday.”

Peach bit into his fortune cookie tonight only to discover that there was a slip of paper concealed inside. He asked me to read it and I made the decision to tell a lie. Not a white lie, but a complete and utter falsehood.

When I read the lie message to him, Peach’s eyes lit up. Followed by a quick inhalation of air.

There is no “Jammie Day” tomorrow! Dat’s what it says on my message.

Yes, Love, that is what is says on your message.

Did I do something awful by lying to Peach?? Does Frume Sarah advocate dishonesty?

What do you think??

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 15 December 2009 12:54 pm

    I’m a very big believer in lying. It’s always contextual, of course, but many people who say they always tell the truth use the truth as a weapon.

    And just as you can lie by telling the truth (usually as misdirection), you can tell the truth by lying. After all, there was no Jammie Day the next day, so in the bigger picture . . . .

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 16 December 2009 1:23 pm

      You always were a better liar than I!

      You were the master of the lie by omission 🙂

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