I had a funny incident that happened which I laugh every time I think about it. I wore one of my favorite shirt I bought from Zara a while back. It’s olive green colour. I wore it all day, to my meetings, and to lunch. I went back to the office and my co worker said to me ” What is that on your shirt??”. I was thinking what? It was at the bottom of my top on the left side, someone had scribbled pen in that area! I was looking and looking to figure out what it was, and in my mind, who would have done that? Yes, I know if I had toddler who did not know any better , there would be a chance I can blame it on the toddler. My girls are 9 and 6 years old! they would NOT have done that to my shirt! I know it’s only recently this month it was done, because I remembered wearing it last month and it was perfectly fine.
My co worker said, maybe I had sat somewhere there was a pen and I didn’t know. But the scribble was purposely done, circles and circles, round and round. So it couldn’t have been me .
I went home, and sat my kids down. I told them what I discovered , and they looked at it. Both girls gasped. I am trying to look at their facial expression to figure cues who might be lying to me. Isabella, my elder daughter said ” What? who did that to your shirt mommy? ” . I said ” yes…I would like to know too…do you know anything about this?”
Isabella looked innocent and answered ” NO!..it wasn’t me!!”
I looked at Karley, my 6 year old.. she looked mischievous “Who?” I asked. ” She said ” Not me!!!!!”. I said you are sitting on the truth chair, so you both have to tell the truth. Then Karley held my shirt close to her, and looked very closer at it. I saw her smile, and then trying to hide the smile. I was waiting for her to tell me who did it. She said ” It probably was me…….”
So in the end, Karley was the one I was looking for. She scribbled on my shirt with a pen because I had scolded her for something. She got mad at me and thought she would do such a thing to my top!
Anyway, I did not punish her , I just told her not to do ruin or damage other people’s things even if she was mad! I just wanted them to be honest with me. What would you have done?