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Is Your kid Telling the Truth?

Updated on August 29, 2012

Is your kid telling the truth. My kid was in this case:

Kids are so innocent. They often say what they see and what they think without knowing they are touching the sensitive topics. And they have no clues on why sometimes they are greeted with a wired reaction to what they say. I have three kids and often find myself in situations similar to the one below.

One day, after I dropped off my two older children for their karate lessons, I parked my van at a nice and shady spot next to the sport center to rest a little. After I turned off the engine, I stretched and yawned. My 5-year-old daughter, who stayed in the van with me, tapped me from behind. "Mommy, could you play with me outside?" she asked sweetly.
"I want to stay inside the van and rest a little," I replied sleepily, resting my forehead on the wheel.
"Come on, Mommy. I want to play outside, please!" She begged, shaking my shoulder.
"I think I am getting old and need more rest. I just don't have the energy to run around like you," I said, with my head still resting on the wheel.
"Mommy, turn around and look at me," my daughter commanded, pulling my shoulder.
"What is it?" I asked, turning my head toward her.
"A little bit closer," she ordered, starring at my face.
"Oh-oh, did I forget to wash my face?" I took off my glasses and rubbed my eyes.
"Don't block you eyes," she ordered again with her eyes fixed on mine. "Now smile."
"What do you want, sweetie?" I asked, but smiled.
"I want to see a bigger smile," she was not satisfied, and her eyes were still fixed on mine, looking very serious.
"What are you up to? Did you see something wrong in Mommy's eyes?" I was confused, but smiled a bit more as she asked.
"Not in your eyes, Mommy. It's outside your eyes. I see wrinkles. I think you need to put on eggs again," she said, looking concerned.
"Oh, yeh, I should. Thanks for reminding Mommy," I rolled my eyes, not sure I should laugh or cry. She saw me using an egg as facial mask once and I explained to her that the egg would help stop the wrinkles from coming out. Obviously, she remembered.
"Really, Mommy. You need the egg to help you. You don't want to look like grandma," she urged in a serious tone.
"Have you heard about beauty nap?" I asked. She blinked her eyes and shook her head.
"If you let Mommy take a quick nap now, I think there will be one less wrinkle on me," I continued.
"Ok, then. You go ahead and take a nap. I will just sit very quietly here and read my book," she said with a pat on my shoulder and turn back to her car seat.
"Thanks, sweetie," I said happily. "Thanks for caring."


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      Ann Leung 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you tillsontitan for your vote. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Ann Leung 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Capedium for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day! :)

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      Ann Leung 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Glad my hub put a smile on your face. And yes, a lot of people have claimed that egg facial mask works well for reducing winkles and it doesn't cost much. So give it a try. :)

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Your memory is great! One less wrinkle, both in time and on our face.

      Kids are great and so is your writing. Voted up.

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      Ann Leung 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Glad you enjoyed my hub. Kids are so innocent and straightforward. I remembered my son handed an napkin to my friend at my son's 5th birthday party and said sweetly, "Here you go, Uncle Henry, use this napkin to wipe your boogers in your nose." Needless to say, my friend's face turned red.

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      Ann Leung 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      What a wonderful idea, Sparklea. I wish I have writen diaries back then. Now I can only write from my memory.

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      Ov Overo 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      very true!!.. And that's because they have not yet gotten a reason to lie..

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      lolol This was simply adorable..Oh out of the mouths of babes! Thank you so much for sharing..Gave me such a smile today! Now I have to go put egg on my

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      Kids do say what they want. They seem to think they have to take care of their parents also. We once went to a friend's house and the little boy said to us,"My dad doesn't like you keeping his saw horse." He must have heard his dad complaining.

      My husband talked to his dad and proved to his dad that the saw horse he thought was his was really ours. This man was the one that was always borrowing our saw horse.

      My granddaughter ones said "Look at that man his hands are dirty." I'm going shhhhhhhhhhs. The man was a mechanic.

      Cute story enjoyed your hub.

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      Sparklea 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      What a great story! You should journal everything a put together a kids quote book and get it published! Blessings, Sparklea :)