Seven-year-old, G: Mom, L [four-years-old] has the tape again, and she’s trying to hide the picture she’s making from you so you won’t see it and know she’s using the tape.
Me: Please take the tape away from her. She knows she’s not supposed to have it.
(Several minutes later) G: Mom, L took the tape again, even though I told her not to. And she told me not to tell you.
L from the other room: Don’t tell Mom!
G: When she tells me not to tell you, I will tell you.
Me (almost finished showering): I’ll handle L.
G: And I will help you handle L!
Fellow parents: How do you balance the desire to be informed of your child’s misdeeds with not wanting your other child to be a tattle tale? And my daughter, clearly, takes tattling to a whole new level. Advice?
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