I think it's amazing today what kids and teenagers get away with. Back when I was a teenager I walked to school up hill both ways my parents had eyes in the back of their heads! Now, you can look at any teenager's facebook account and it doesn't take long to realize that the parents are not in control!
Sometimes I wonder if parents are really that oblivious, or if they just don't care.
Maybe kids today are just really good liars?
I was always horrible at lying to my parents.
Once when I was about 9 years old, a huge argument erupted at our house over an un-flushed toilet. (I know, how stupid!) My mom was irritated and asked which one of us did it, me or my brother. We both of course denied it. This made my mom mad.... not so much about the toilet, but that one of us was obviously lying to her. This turned into a 3 hour ordeal.... seriously. There were angry words and tears shed over this toilet (by me of course....I was always the crier). The truth was... I did it. I had left the toilet un-flushed! (Oh, the shame!) But after seeing what a big deal it had turned into, I couldn't admit to it! So, I stuck to my guns. Finally, my mom took each of us privately into our rooms. She told us that she wasn't mad, and we weren't going to get into trouble, she just wanted to know who had done it. My brother swore that it wasn't him.
Next, she came into my room, looked me in the eye and said "you won't be in trouble.....just tell me."
Looking into her eyes.... I cracked! "Fine," I said "it was me."
It happened so quickly I didn't even have time to react,
my mom grabbed me, threw me over her knee and spanked me!!!
"You said I wasn't going to be in trouble!" I cried.
"Well," she replied, "I lied... how does it feel?"
It didn't feel good!