Truthful Tuesday 27th October

Many thanks to Frank aka PCGuyIV for the Truthful Tuesday question/s.
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This week is slightly different, so I’m hoping this post may provide food for thought.

The Question

What question or questions would you like to see asked on Truthful Tuesday?

I believe honesty is always the best policy as a rule, but there are times when a little white lie or truth evasion is called for.

Have you ever lied to a child?

Now this could be for a variety of reasons, and should not be confused with making promises. As a foster carer of years ago it was important not to make promises I couldn’t or wouldn’t be able to keep, and this was not just for the kids that came into my care, but also the two resident in the house already.

On the other side of the coin, I have been on the receiving end of lies from a child.
Most came unstuck when the truth was discovered, but never underestimate their ingenuity sometimes, and with some, try not to laugh!

Have you ever laughed at an inopportune moment?
I always think of funerals here, and although I may have smiled at a particular memory of the deceased on that final journey, so far I have not laughed out loud.
I have however burst into fits of giggles, which could not be contained no matter how hard I tried, at a very intimate inopportune moment. It did not go down well…….


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 27th October

  1. murisopsis says:

    My child rearing philosophy included, “say what you mean, mean what you say, and do what you said you would do.” Went a long way in establishing trust, truth, and boundaries.

    • Mine was similar. I told the boys that I was happy to take them anywhere with me, but they only had to play me up once, and I’d never do it again. The youngest pushed his luck beyond my limit, so they both missed out after that.

  2. Sadje says:

    Haha! That happens Di😂

  3. Ian Kay says:

    I suppose I haven’t been to many funerals but they seem to be less solemn affairs these days. I think it’s to see the departed as a person of good humour and not dour.

    Giggles always came when being reprimanded or lectured to. It got me into worse trouble.

    • Funerals are more to do with celebration of life these days, well pre Covid anyway. At my Mum’s we had a little funny memory and I read my poem. At my Dad’s, a friend read out one of Dad’s poems which was humourous.

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