iVillage just launched a new iVoices episode about confessions featuring commentary from Sharon Rowley, Stephanie Dulli, Andrea Fellman and Valerie Rowekamp.
I’ve learned over the years that a lie is a lie, and calling it white or any other color doesn’t change that. Judging some lies as smaller than others doesn’t always end up being the case because, as we all know, “harmless” lies can get us into trouble down the road.
Since marrying one the most honest persons I know, and becoming a mom, I’d say I lie very little to never. I honestly can’t think of the last lie I told! Ok, wait, I take that back. If the kids catch me with dark chocolate, I have been known to tell them it’s “mama vitamins.” But dark chocolate really is good for you, right?
And now that I’m confessing, I do remember the last big lie I kinda told. A couple of years ago, when some solicitors of a religious nature approached our home (for the umpteenth time), I quickly gathered all the kids into the house, turned off the lights, and huddled on the bed with them, ignoring the doorbell and telling them to be quiet. My kids were too little to remember, but it really got me thinking…What am I doing? What am I teaching my kids? Why can’t I just face my fears and tell the nice folks outside my door that I will never be interested so kindly stop coming here?! That experience is a good reminder for me to live what I want my Aumies to learn.
So, what’s your take on the white lie? C’mon…tell the truth!
Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah!
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