So yesterday I decided to be a lazy mommy. Between shuttling my son to school, fighting traffic to get my daughter to a doctor’s appointment, driving her to her school, driving back to my son’s school to bring him something he forgot, making an appointment with the principal for 7am after getting a snide look from his teacher (long story–that was just the string that broke the camel’s back), getting back in my $70 a tank truck, driving to work, working, fighting traffic to pick up first one child, and then the other, then getting home; I was too tired to cook dinner. (I bet you are tired just from reading all that, aren’t you?)
I ordered a pizza and settled down with some coffee to get me through baths and the daily bedtime battles with the princess.
While the kids were finishing homework, I put a $20 on the coffee table, told my dad where it was in case I didn’t hear the pizza guy and went to straighten up a little.
I come out of the rest room to see the pizza guy at the door and my dad scrambling to find some money.
I walk to my purse and pay the pizza guy and turn around to look for the missing bill.
Guess who was paused from their homeworker watching grandpa and I search? Yep, the Scrugglets.
So I rounded on the one that was at the table when I put the money down.
Pea, did you take the money on the table beside you?
Pea, it was right next to you.
“I didn’t touch it.” (Big eyes wide and blinking slowly)
Pork Chop, did you see any money?
Pork Chop, stop and pay attention to me! Did you see the money?
“You mean my dollar? Pea told me to put it back in my piggy bank. It was my dollar.”
Big eyes wide and blinking slowly
“I didn’t touch it, Mommy.”
Well, hell. She didn’t lie to me! Poor guy, she plays him like a fiddle.
I think I have gotten her to understand the importance of not lying to me… Maybe I should stop emphasizing her brains over beauty! It is my job to keep this little one out of jail. Any tips or others out there dealing with their own Masterminds?