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The truth of things. October 3, 2009

Posted by phoenixaeon in Conversations with Principessa.

Princi: Mummy, our family tells lies and stories.

Me: What makes you say that?

Princi: Do you know when Uncle Gareth says ‘Don’t pull a face because if the wind changes your face will stick that way,’ is it true?

Me: Well, not really.

Princi: And when Nanny says ‘If you watch too much TV, I mean television, that you’ll get square eyes,’ is that true?

Me: Well, no.

Princi: So our family tells lies, then?

Me: When you put it like that, I suppose so.

Princi: So stories aren’t true, then?

Me: Some stories are, but other stories that may not be true are called ‘fiction.’

Princi: Fiction? What’s fiction?

Me: It’s when a story is made up. ‘Coraline’ isn’t true, but it’s not a lie, so that is fiction.

Princi: So our family tells lies, then?



1. michelle shaw - October 4, 2009

You’ll get used to it. My youngest daughter is 11 and I keep telling her it’s against the law to kiss a boy till shes sixteen. Unfortunately she has an older sister at nearly 14 so it’s not working! Now I’ve just decided to tell her that if she kisses a boy shes grounded for a month. Over protective mother you see, still want my baby girl to be a girl not a young lady. They grow up so quick.

2. Rachel - October 3, 2009

Bless her. She’s right 🙂

phoenixaeon - October 3, 2009

I know. But it feels quite strange being told by a five year old to stop lying!

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