"Denial is not just a river in Africa" -Oprah. (I think!)
Bloggy friends, if someone told you something bad about your child, would you immediately believe them? or would you say, "It's just not possible"?
I believed them. I spent months trying to get to the bottom of it.
But the accusations weren't true.
What is worse, letting your child get away with lies and wrongdoing because you love them and trust them completely, or looking askance at them and trying to catch them in a lie when they have been telling the truth all along?
Parenthood. It ain't easy.
Kids don't come with an instruction manual!
But I only just started this gig... I don't know jack.
Hugs. Parenting is NEVER easy.
This situation is terrible. WHY would someone do that? I hope it was just a misunderstanding and not malicious.
Hugs are definitely in order!
And the truth will out. My mom still says she WISHES I would fib to her sometimes, and why must I tell the Internets everything? She does not get the compulsive honesty.
We have more of a problem here with people who want/expect my kids to be a certain way to meet their own needs. It's become an issue, because my kids aren't all, uh, West Coast like I am. "Hiiiiii! Oh my gosh, so good to see you guys!" etc. They're kind of cool and aloof. Which is fine.
I do think we need to work more on fibbing and little white lies around here.