Monday, August 06, 2007

Manic Monday - Lie

This week’s Manic Monday word is Lie. There were several ways I could go on this one. Sandee at Comedy Plus tagged me for 10 Lies My Mother Told Me. I’m not quite sure if I will be able to do that one because my mother reads my blog, and errr . . . well, you can see my issue.

Then I started thinking of lies I have told my own children, many of which I got from my mother. Hmmm . . . Are some lies okay to tell your children? You tell me.

1. Brown sugar will give you worms. When I was little, I used to eat plain brown sugar. I loved it. So my mom told me that it would give me worms. I’m not sure I completely understood what that meant at the time, but it worked. I found myself spouting the same lie to Eli the other day when he was spooning brown sugar into his mouth.

2. The gypsies will come and get you. Okay, I’m going to hell for this one. I have a friend who said that when she was being really bad as a child, her mother would tell her that gypsies come and take away bad girls and boys. I thought that sounded horrible. Then came the day Eli pushed me over the edge, and I found myself spewing, “You better shape up or the gypsies will come and get you!” He’s still afraid of gypsies.

3. Coffee will turn your knees black. – This is another gem that I got from my mom (or was it my dad?). Anyway, Eli always tries to drink my coffee, so I told him this same thing. He gave me a bored stare and said, “Then how come your knees aren’t black?” I didn’t know how to answer that one.

Those are a couple off the top of my head. Now, Eli is picking up on the lying. Luckily, he is so bad at it that I know when he’s lying. I get things like “Mama! Georgia broke my DVD player.” I tell him that is not possible since Georgia has been napping for the last two hours. He says, “Well, she did it before she went to sleep.” Uh huh.

Poor little Georgia is the scapegoat for most everything these days. If I ask, “Eli, who ate all the fruit roll-ups?” Without hesitation, he responds, “Georgia did!” even though it is impossible for her to reach the child lock on the pantry.

Lately, however, Eli has expanded the blame. “Mama! All of daddy’s quarters are missing from the dresser, but I didn’t take them.” I said, “Really? Then where did they go?” He says with astonishment, “They vanished!” I asked him what really happened to the quarters (keep in mind the pockets of his jeans were jangling through this entire conversation). Then he says, “Well, daddy took all of his quarters to work.”

When I said we would call daddy and check, Eli looked alarmed. “NO!” Then I asked if he was going to tell me the truth about what happened with the quarters. He sheepishly said, “Okaaaaay.” So, I waited.

He looked at me and without missing a beat, he said, “Georgia took them!”


tegdirb92 said...

Ha Ha--I've never heard of any of those before. What a great MM.

ian said...

My two oldest kids also tell lies. And they're scary good at it, which is extremely bothersome.


Anonymous said...

I think everyone got the "gypsy" lie or some equal derivation thereof...

Even hubby used it on his girls!

Ambre said...

giggles, giggles and more giggles!!
Great Job, I LOVED it! Honest! Would I lie?

~crosses fingers, just teasing~

Jamie said...

I think I'm going to use "Georgia took it" .... cute post

Sanni said...

Uh... I´m still afraid of the gypsies
=)My parents used to tell me:
"You won´t grow anymore when you drink coffee as a kid!" Oh... I forgot to post this lie today =D

Thanks for sharing the cute quarter-story. *giggles*

By the way... Any idea who took my Milky Way bar???

Sarge Charlie said...

my mama told me about thing that would make you go blind.

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Comedy + said...

I love the Georgia took it one. That works for me. I'm going to start using that today. Have a great MM. :)

Morgen said...

Eli makes me laugh.
But I can't believe you used the "Gypsies will come and get you" on the poor bugger! Bwahhahaa!
Where in the heck did the connection between coffee & black knees come in?
Um, unless you're on your knees at the coffee shop in front of the cute Barista, getting a mochiatto in exchange for....
never mind.

Imma (Alice) said...

I hope Eli grows out of this lying faze... don't most kids? I know not all do, having known grown people that lie pretty much none stop. This is very sad, IMO.

Great post on lies. Happy MM.

Imma (Alice) said...

Mom left her puter for a minute so I usin' it... shhhhhh. It looks like I'm her, but I'm me.

I like to sneak into the bathroom and steal the cats food and milk... and let Mom think we gots mouses... heehee.

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The Greens said...

This was hilarious.

Mom my used to tell me that I would get worms from eating cookie dough. didn't deter me at all.

Linda said...

I had to doublecheck but my knees aren't black either! I've never heard that one before - only the "stunt your growth" version.

It seems that children have siblings for someone to place the blame on as my girls always did, and still do at times, the same thing.

Travis said...

Is it just the eating of plain brown sugar that gives you worms? Is it ok if you cook with it? Or put it on toast?

Happy MM!

Sparky Duck said...

Is there anyway you could get the gypsies to come for me, that might be fun

Mags said...

Eli makes me laugh too...and as the oldest of 3 I can say that the youngest always gets blamed. Always. It's just the way of the world.