Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting hurt or lying, which is worse.....

So yesterday, I come home from a nice Home Depot trip to see the whole family one the front porch. It was a beautiful fall day here in Michigan, 66 degrees and sunny. So no surprise there. Then I see Tatum, tears streaming, sitting there with ice on her shoulder. What happened you ask? Well do you want what the cousins and her brother and the neighborhood kids came up with or do you want the truth?

What they all came up with, to avoid getting in trouble (which was ten times worse for lying) was that she tripped in the woods and fell. What actually happened was that she was being lifted up by three of them to touch a rope in a tree in the woods and someone slipped and she fell directly on her shoulder. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, a simple fall or falling from five feet up. Which would make her cry and scream when we try to move her arm???

So after a trip to the Urgent Care, which is anything but urgent, no broken bones, but a severe bruise. I get out of the minivan and there are all the little liars in the driveway. So I yell at them all, because I am ticked off. I am not angry that Tatum got hurt, that is just kid stuff that happens. For the love of Pete, the day before JJ Kosek was jumping out of our tree into a pile of leaves, from 15 feet up. Of course, when I saw him, I made him stop, but he had already done it three or four times. Kids are kids and stuff happens. I was mad that they lied how she was hurt, because it does matter. It matters, because a fall from a hight is worse than a trip and fall.
Of course, all the kids think I am insane, but I am used to that. I really am mad about it. My question to all of you is, am I way off base or right on the mark. Seriously, I want to know.

God bless you and yours.


Baby Z's Mom said...

Lying is always worse. Getting hurt is part of life.

Anonymous said...

When will they learn? - the lie is ALWAYS worse than the truth. When will they learn that we will find out every time?