Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

On teaching your kids not to lie

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I’m lying in her bed with DD at her bedtime. We’ve our arms around each other and are looking into each other’s eyes.

“I love you precious daughter,” I tell her, kissing her nose.

“I love you too, mummy,” she says, kissing my nose.

A pause.

“Mummy?” She gazes into my eyes, her hazel eyes glittering with love.

“Yes darling?”

“Out of the mummies – you, your friend A and your friend C – I think you……. no…… A’s the prettiest.”

Did my eyes squint? Was there a flicker of betrayal? I don’t know.

“But I love you the most,” she says a little too quickly.

Clearly she’s taken “honesty’s the best policy” too literally. I may need to speak to her about the kindness of little white lies.

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Written by mrsdubai

February 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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