Monday, April 26, 2010

The Blue Dot




One of the two blondies has recently been having a hard time telling the truth. Sometimes these lies are so believable and said so convincingly I believe them. Other times the story is so bizarre it's quite obvious it's a lie.


Well, one day I was scolding said blondie and they absolutely insisted they didn't do it. I knew other wise. It just so happens in our house when you tell a lie a blue dot shows up on your forehead. I saw the blue dot. I told the blondie what I saw and what it meant. They immediately put their hand over their forehead. The dot moved to their hand. They ran to the mirror to see it. Only mommies and daddies see it. They were busted and they knew it. They fessed up. They apologized. We moved on.
Now anytime this particular blondie is having difficulty telling the truth they ask if I can see the dot. I can. They smile and quit pulling their shenanigan. It's worked quite well. I wish the blue dot would have been invented much sooner. It produces results. It keeps them honest. It's keeps me happy. I wonder how long before they catch on....

9 comments:

Mindi D said...

O my.. i need to use that tactic.. i'll let you know how it works on my kiddles!

Colleen said...

The blue dot idea is so cute! I am sure once they are old enough to realize, They too will think it is cute. WHen they grow up they will remember it as a fond memory, and will smile when they use it on their own kids.

The Talley Family said...

I love it!!

Karen said...

I wish it would work on teenagers!

Great idea.

Renae said...

Love the candy swiping story! And I love this blue dot idea!!! I haven't had to deal with lying too much with my kids, but hey, you know who's coming right up to that perfect age for lies in our family! :) So you know I'm going to have to watch out! :) I'm putting your great idea in my back pocket to retrieve later!

likeschocolate said...

Our son once told his teacher that he caught on fire. That he had to drop and roll. He had he whole class crying. Not sure why he told everyone this since it was so not true.

Shabwan said...

This is funny...on Saturday, while I had the said blondies, there was a minor conflict. One of them told me I was lying! I reminded the blondie of an earlier conversation between us. The blondie in question told me I had a dot. I had forgotten you had told me about them last week. Then like a light going off in blondies head...blondie hurried and covered up blondies forehead...hehehhee

Heidi said...

What a fabulous idea Heidi!

Cyndi said...

So trying that one!!