At some point the truth about things come out and some kids get upset and some understand. I'm really hoping Lynden is going to be the more understanding type.
I mean I do Elf on a Shelf, that's a pretty involved fib. I hope that he sees that I wanted to create the same holiday magic I had while growing up.
I have a feeling that's not going to be the one to upset him.
How many people cringe when they hear the ice cream truck coming? The kids get so excited you think they might pee themselves and when you have to say no, because the ice cream man came 10 minutes before dinner and you don't have any cash on you, you feel like the worst parent in the world.
Well, a few summers ago, around the time Lynden discovered that ice cream is pretty awesome, the ice cream truck pulled into our complex. Not wanting to have to tell him no I got all excited and said "Look Lynden, it's the music truck".
Me = liar, liar, pants on fire!
He's never questioned it. Even when the ice cream truck rolled down our street last week Lynden called "The music truck is coming!", ran to the window and watched it drive past our house.
Seriously, how mad is he going to be when he learns he's been missing out on ice cream?
More importantly, how long will I have to buy over priced ice cream to make up for all the years of lying?