Tyler was caught in a lie a few weeks ago. He and Austin had wanted to play on Webkinz World one afternoon and I asked if they had their homework done. They both told me yes. This was not the case.
They were both grounded from TV and video/computer games for 1 week. Since this was just a few days before Christmas break and they were going to be home a lot this seemed to be a very big punishment in their eyes. A day or two later, Tyler asked me if he could play with his dad’s Ipod. I told him no, he was still grounded from video games. Later that afternoon, I was looking around for him only to discover that he had taken the Ipod secretly up to his room to play when I thought he was reading.
After a time out and a little bit of time, I sat down with him to talk about what he had done. He cried big tears and told me it wasn’t his fault.
“My brain made me do it!!”
I tried really hard not to laugh. Really, I did.