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Liar Beware

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was an essay written by my son, after he stomped off to his room to fulfill his punishment of writing about why it’s not OK to lie.  I believe he was 7 or 8 at the time.

This may be more endearing to me as the mom, but I wanted to share the innocence of a child trying to learn an important lesson.  By using the ugly  twins – “selfish & dishonest”  I think he may have really understood why it was wrong….plus he was off the hook when he handed it to me.

I hope in the long run this lesson was effective, as I am sure  he hasn’t  lied to me since then    : (      Yeah.

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Author: Jo Toale

2 thoughts on “Liar Beware”

  1. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Colin.
    I can only see his sweet, gentle Spirit…
    and that aint no lie…
    what a note!
    love it!

  2. Reaching into oneself is difficult, especially for a child.
    He may or may not have meant what he wrote, but he was on the right track.

    That’s all we can ask for.

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