I love the fact that my children still tell me the truth. I love the fact that there is no beating about the bush when they have something to say. I love the fact that there are no fluffy, little,white lies. I love the fact they call a spade a spade (and I suppose they would call a garden fork a garden fork aswell, but that saying hasn't really taken off). So when does the innocent, truth telling stop? After which birthday will they start to tell porky pies? When should I stop asking their opinion on my clothes,hair,boyfriends-whatever, because I know they will just be "being kind" or "buttering me up" or too embarrassed to tell me the real truth?
Children don't waste time with trying to think up excuses. They don't waste time being chummy with people they don't like. They don't waste time on faking emotions-so why do we?
Society dictates we wave and smile at people when what we would really like to do is say,
"Look, I really don't like you, and you don't like me, so lets just ignore each other from now"
Society tells us that the truth hurts-so lie "Loveit, Didn't do it,Really,I never knew, It wasn't me, Will have it done by tomorrow,I'm sorry to hear that,What a surprise!"
From early on we are told to say thank you for gifts even if they are vile or you already have 2 of them" Just what I always wanted"
We lie to parents ("I am staying at Susan's house tonight", friends (" no, really that perm is fantastic"), lovers (" yes, me too honey!"), husbands( "I bought that years ago"), children (" no Daddy and I only did IT the once to make you"), The traffic warden (sorry-I never saw the double yellow lines") etc.
I wish I was brave enough to be honest again. Don't you?
P.s There are times I wish my children were not quite so honest:-
" Mummy, that fat lady should not buy all those donuts"
"Mummy, why has that baldy man swept all his hair over to one side"
"Pooee Mummy someone in this queue has a really bad smell"
"Look, at her funny hat"
"Mummy- I need a poo"
"Mummy-is that the lady you said you didn't like"
All the above said at maximum volume!!!!
P.p.s - being honest, the following recipe is not my own creation!
5 Ingredients Garlic Chicken. (serves 4)
You will need:
4/5 chicken breasts (real recipe says legs, but I can't be bothered with bones etc)
Seasoned flour (see, even the recipe lies- seasoned flour is really 3 ingredients-flour,salt and peppper)
I head of garlic- broken into cloves but not peeled or cut.
Heat oil in deep frying pan. Dip chicken breasts in seasoned flour and fry until golden brown on each side (if you are side tracked and burn them slightly, lie and call it Blackened Garlic Chicken)
Add head of garlic,pour over heaps of red wine. Bring to boil,lower heat and simmer until chicken cooked through.
Serve with any veg,and mashed pototoe or crusty bread. I can not express how totally delicious this is! I am being child like honest here- but I did fib about the extra ingredients- bread,potatoes and veg; however once you taste this you will forgive me!
Have a great weekend- and I mean that from the heart of my bottom!