I can officially record that Calvin has told us his first untruth! About which we had a little discussion that I’m not sure he internalized. This wasn’t of the “No poo!” statement type, when olfactory evidence and visual confirmation confirm the contrary.

We were reading an interactive book with pop-ups and pull tabs and I saw that part of it had broken since the last time we read it together. I asked him what happened, to which he replied, “Papa did it.”  Papa was in hearing distance and set the record straight — not that I imagined he had done it! He kindly noted that perhaps Calvin meant it had happened while he was reading the book with Papa… The jury is out, but we’ve had our first truth telling talk.



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