Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Honesty Is Such A...Lonely Word???

Dearest Lilly,

As your doting mother, I feel it absolutely necessary to teach you ethical standards.  The world has a lot of beautiful and wonderful things to offer...BUT...sometimes it is like a pond, and there is a lot of scum out there!  It is imperative for you to maintain your integrity.  That is why I strive to instill in you the value of honesty.  I want you to always tell the truth!

When you want to fib about smacking your brother in the head for putting one of your Barbies in the toilet (what IS up with Cam and the toilet??), be honest.  Truthfully tell me what really happened...because I already know what happened.  (Thanks to the eyes in the back of my head.)

Accept responsibility for your own actions.  When your report card is distributed, don't hide it.  If you get a "D" in English, you'd better own up to it.  If you don't, I WILL make you read Shakespeare the ENTIRE summer break.  (Your mama has an English degree!  Don't think I won't do it!)

If you are considering lying, try to think of the consequences.  When you are tempted to lie to me about being out all night with a shady hooligan who drives a Camaro and answers to the name, "Toker," don't.  Tell the truth.  Your lying will only hurt yourself, your conscience, and your character.

It is important to be honest, and...

Alright, alright!  I admit it! This letter is not entirely about pointing your moral compass in the right direction.  Truth is, I must confess something to you.  I should be practicing what I'm preaching, and because I feel so strongly about the principle of honesty I must "come clean" about something.  (I refuse to be "Mama Hypocrite!")

Yesterday, you asked me, "What do you have in your mouth?"  I answered, "Carrots," knowing how you despise them.

I lied.  I'm so sorry.  I lied to you because I did not want to share with you.

They were pretzel M&M's.

Forgive me and remember, "to thine own self be true,"
Your "Mama Leisha"
(Who has been reformed.  Honest.)

17 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha ha ha! I am cracking up!! I totally do the same thing when my kids catch me snacking on junk food. :) Great minds think alike. Love this post- it's perfect. :)
    Love ya!

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  2. mmm, i wish carrots tasted like pretzel m and m's!! hahaha you crack me up!
    such a sweet post! i love your sense of humor..."hooligan naked toker"...LOL

    Your children have a wonderful mama!
    happy almost thursday!
    <3
    maria

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  3. I absolutely love this! It's hard to not succumb to this every once in a while, right?? I'm following from the Just Cuz hop!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  4. You are so funny!! Loved this post, you make me laugh :)
    Thanks so much for your awesome comment recently regarding 'Swedish Fish', you are very generous to want to share with me ;) You obviously have a sweet tooth hehe...Let me know if you ever want to sample some Aussie treats :)

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  5. hahaha! How many times I've said "I already know the truth, you might as well tell me now!'
    and how many more times have I stood in the pantry with the door shut so they didn't see me eating cookies....haha!

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  6. I am always telling my kids that I know everything anyhow! Saw you on blog hop, now google following you, please pop by, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

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  7. LOL! Yesterday I told my kids the jelly beans were gone and I was chewing gum because I didn't want them to share :)

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  8. Haven't we all done something like that? Not right I know - but human!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. Stopping by from the Social Parade! Wonderful blog :D

    Jessica
    http://igiveugetgiveaways.com

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  10. I love this post! :)

    Thanks for stopping by the Feelin' Fab blog hop :)

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  11. LOL! I remember putting my Barbies in the toilet - then my mom bought me a Barbie Condo with a pool and "hot tub" - I stopped for a while, but it wasn't the same. I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Friday, you can find me at Parent Palace

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  12. That is so hard for kids, but really necessary. My youngest was taking change from my DH's change sorter and wouldn't admit it. I finally had to say, "DS, I KNOW where you got the money. It is important that you be honest about it and not do it again." He finally fessed up, but it's tough sometimes!

    Following you from the Stalk Hop Friday. Please follow back:

    http://www.fullcartfullwallet.com

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  13. bahaha!
    Great lesson to learn. My daughter told her first lie last week and my husband and I were stunned. We gave her several chances to tell the truth but she wouldn't. It was heartbreaking. They loose their innocents so fast.
    Thanks for linking up today! I'm a follower.

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  14. I really like your Blog Picture :)

    Hello, dropping by blog hop, I'm you newest follower :)

    Hop to my blog for a visit if you like!

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  15. I have done the same thing! :) Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! New follower! Have a great weekend!

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  16. Love this :) One day we'll have to deal with this, but our only baby is still 6 months and we can say and do just about anything in front of him.. not for long, though!

    Thanks for linking up with Kidding Around Friday! New follower :)

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