I got home from work to find............
I walk in from work yesterday!
K: Mommy look! (Displays newly badly painted nails, unknowingly displaying nail polish on her shirt!)
I must have had a scary look on my face!
K with tears running down her cheeks: Sorry Mommy, sorry Mommy!
She is now walking backwards out of room!
Me: K, stop and come over here!
K: Are you mad Mommy?
Me: No, I am not mad! You know why mommy is not mad?
K: No! (Smile forming on face!)
Me: because you came to me and told me the truth!
Bed time rolls around!
K: Mommy, don't come in my room!
K: just don't come in!
Me walking in the room: show me!
K starts crying and pointed her newly decorated desk!
Needless to say, I took the nail polish and body glitter out of her room!
Daddy comes home in the middle of this conversation and she breaks down completely!
Me: I will let you explain to daddy what you did!
K in between sobs: I used nail polish on my desk because I did not want it to be white anymore! Are you mad daddy?
Daddy: No, I am not mad, because you told me the truth!
She went to sleep knowing mommy and daddy weren't mad at her!
I am hoping that the lesson she learns here is to always tell us the truth!
How do you teach your kids that it is best to tell the truth?