So my 4-year old has taken on the role of an impressive little liar.
I was discussing this newfound behavior with a friend who has a 4-year old daughter. He said that he can always tell when she is lying to him because her eyes dart around and she can’t look at him.
Not my little guy. When I ask him if he is lying, or if he is being honest he plays the game well. He gives full on eye contact accompanied by the most incredulous look as if he is thinking “I can’t believe you would even question me”
We were at my parents the other day. They were going out to dinner with friends, and it’s tradition that they rotate hosting after dinner drinks and dessert. This time up my parents were the hosts.
On the counter lay a very delicious looking pineapple upside down cake. Fresh from the oven yet to be topped with cool whip.
I was upstairs and came down to the kitchen to see Noah standing in the middle of the room. His eyes dart from the “cake” on the counter back to me. “Mommy can I have a piece of that cake?” he asks in a voice as sweet as I bet that cake tasted.
Something about the look on his face, or perhaps the way he asked prompted me to ask “Noah did you put your finger in the cake?” Mind you, I hadn’t even looked at the cake yet.
His eyebrows shoot up, immediate eye contact. “No mommy, no, no, no. I did not put my finger in the cake.” All the while his arms moving emphatically as if to be backing his statement. Now if he wasn’t my son, and I didn’t know that my son LOVES anything sweet, I think i would have believed him.
But as I have told him many, many times. Mommies know EVERYTHING.
And yes we do.