|Happy Feast Day, Gianna!|
I'm ready to get back to our "desserts are special" lifestyle. But, there is one more thing we must celebrate tonight. Today is April 28th, the feast of St. Gianna!!!!
So, my Gianna (who loves treats more than anyone in the house...well, I am very close competition!) asked if we could celebrate tonight after dinner. How could I say no!? I am so grateful for our powerful intercessor that I think I'll make some oatmeal raisin (well, I'll probably reach for the chocolate chips instead!) cookies (for a *slightly* healthier alternative)!
|My truth stretchers...|
The answer is most commonly the one that they know that I want to hear."Of course I went to the bathroom, Mom!"
Problem is (and I know that this is a very common problem in homes of preschoolers!), the answer is just not truthful!!! I've read up on this a bit. I know that preschoolers often BELIEVE that they are telling the truth. They get confused because they can convince themselves quite easily that the action did in fact happen (or didn't happen!).
Luckily, most of the time it is harmless (although incredibly annoying!). Or, I am able to discern quite quickly that the child is "lying" so that I can correct and discipline if necessary. Sometimes I am not sure if they are telling the truth or not, so I tend to think the worst...
|Enjoying a walk through the gorgeous Hershey Gardens on a beautiful spring day!|
That said, I was very cranky during dinner a few nights ago. No one was enjoying the meal that I had thrown together (me included!), and I was getting many complaints. I told the children that, like it or not, this was dinner tonight. So, they ate (not without whining and pouting, but they ate!). My husband is awesome and never complains!
Until...Joseph suddenly jumped up. "I can't eat anymore," he shouted, "because...I was just stung by a bee!"
ER...I was getting angry. He had some nerve coming up with this tall tale to get out a meal...
I was getting ready to blow my top. Enough lying already...
When suddenly, a red ant with wings...the stinging kind...flew out of his shorts!!!!
What the....? He had been playing in the yard all afternoon, but really? I've never even seen one of those around before!
Maybe I shouldn't be so quick to doubt!?! And I thought I had such good motherly instincts...ha!
Have a great day, friends!!! St. Gianna, pray for us!