This is a question I never thought I would ask myself. Do I have a child genius? We have long thought that middle man would go far as he seems to have a photographic memory. (Ok most of the information he recalls is from children's TV but it is a start!) But to be honest as long as my children work hard and are happy, that is the most important thing to me.
However, today I am wondering about little man. Could he be a genius? The basis of my theory? Someone once told me that lying is a sign of intelligence. If that is the case then step aside Einstein, little man is super intelligent.
I can't even begin to tell you how naughty he has been this week. His response to every interrogation is a Shaggy style "It wasn't me!"
Infact he has cried wolf so many times recently, that when he told us that he had been sick the other day we didn't even believe him. (Later that day he did confirm he was telling the truth by running to the toilet in-front of us.)
I know that we will get there and teach him right from wrong but in the meantime he needs to understand he is in being naughty.That it is wrong to lie. Of course the fact remains that whilst he may or may not be showing some signs of intelligence by lying though his teeth to us, he is no genius. A genius would hide the sweet wrappers and not leave them for his Mum to find.
After all, that's what I did!
How have you coped with your children telling lies?