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Let’s just try this again, shall we?


Here’s what happened:

Our Aristocats book was lightly scribbled in by one of my daughters years ago, like so:

Aristocats cover

When Joe asked about it, I told him his sister had done it. The next day, I discovered more scribbles, like so:

Aristocats 1

“Joe, did you scribble in this book?” Parenting note: I already knew the answer to this question, so I shouldn’t have worded it in such a way that would encourage him to lie. Nevertheless, it was the first shocked response to come out of me.

He responded: “No.”

“Oh really?” I said. “Then who did?”

“My sister.”

“Your sister is old enough now to know better. I know you did this, Joe. Would you please say, ‘I’m sorry I colored in the book'”? Read the rest of this entry