Thursday, November 14, 2019

After-School Conversations

"Hey, Mom, what is good lying?" Pause. "How do you tell a good lie?"

I just stared at my child, who actually asked me that question.

"I know. Pathetic, going to your mom for lying tips."

"Well, yes, but what on earth made you think I would teach you?"

A sly grin.

Then, "I think I forgot how to lie. I don't think I'd forget how to murder, but I forgot how to lie." She caught me staring at her. "Not that I would ever murder."

Two guesses for which child I'm having this conversation with.