Day 27 of the WWFC writing challenge gives us the prompt, “How did you find out?”
Considering I probably beat MikeWJ in the LENGTHY POST AWARD yesterday, I’ll make this one brief. I will also be able to read the posts from yesterday… I wasn’t able to get to anyone. College financial aid forms. Blech.
The first thing that came to mind when I read, “how did you find out” was, “At what age do parents lose the ability to get children to admit a wrong?”
When they are little they tell on themselves. “Who ate the cookie?” “I DID! I DID IT MOMMY I DID IT!” I loved that age with my children. They were so honest and innocent and sweet.
Then came the next stage, where you could trick them with ease.
“David, why did you take that cookie when I was in the bathroom!?” “How did you find out?!”
BAM! It never got old.
“David, why did you unbury Michael’s dead hamster?” “How did you find out!?”
“David, why did you pee in the cat box?” “How did you find out?!”
If only it was that easy now that they are older. However, there is a good side. I don’t believe anyone pees in the cat box anymore. At least I don’t think they do.