Monday, February 18, 2008

Liar, liar!!!

Have you ever just wanted to DIE of embarassment??
I don't think I can EVER step foot in our (relatively new) church home again!

We have recently become members at a new church home. We love it! We are really enjoying getting to know people there, and becoming part of the church family. We have been very welcomed, and feel right at home. The children are also happy about having some wonderful, Godly activities in which to participate.

Tonight, my mom went in my place to pick up Patrick, Natalie, and Jason from Royal Rangers and Missionettes. Rachael was fussy, trying to break two new molars through tonight, and I stayed home to nurse her and try to calm her into sleep. Matthew had also stayed home with me, but that's another blog post. :)

When Mom returned with the children, the first thing she said was, "You are not going to believe what your daughter did tonight!" This is not exactly what every mom wants to hear! I asked her, "Am I going to be able to go back to church on Sunday?", and then my next thought was "I wonder how much this is going to cost us??"

Mom said that my friend A. had pulled her aside as soon as she arrived to pick up the children. With a look of deep concern, A. said, "WHAT happened to Natalie's daddy???"
My mother said "I beg your pardon?"
Apparently, during the opening prayer time in Missionettes, while they were taking prayer requests, Natalie announced to everyone present that her father had died on Friday!!!!!!!!!!
let me just type a few more of those!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry! We are having such trouble with dear Natalie's truthfulness---or complete LACK thereof! It really *IS* quite funnny, but I did NOT want to laugh in front of all the kids, and trivialize what she had done. The other half of me wanted to bawl, because I feel so discouraged in dealing with this; I really don't know what to do next!

I gravely told Natalie to go get her pajamas on, that this was Very Serious, so serious that I needed to talk to Daddy so we could pray and then decided how to discipline this misbehavior.

Here's another small chuckle: when I was tucking her into bed, and reminding her that she would indeed receive discipline tomorrow for this monstrous fib, Natalie said, "Mommy, I'm sorry I told that lie! I"m sorry I said that about Daddy. I told them my daddy died and that you have a new baby, too!"

Great. So now I am a PREGNANT widow!
Sheesh Louise!!!
(Not pregnant that I know of, haha!).


Kathryn said...

Tanya, I absolutely love your sense of humor! I read through this entire page of blog entries, and thought at one point that Randy would be coming out of the bedroom to find out what was going on. And listen, dearie, I'm not going to be nominated as Mom of the Year anytime soon either. One day I took Grace to the chiro, and we couldn't find Thomas' shoes, so he went barefoot (thank goodness we live in Vegas, and it's not too cold here). The next week that I took her to see the chiro, his diaper got too full and soaked his pants. Of course I didn't have a change of clothes, so he was wandering around the chiro office wearing a shirt, a diaper, and a smile! I'm so glad we have a nice chiro who is a mom of two littles herself and understands.

ShaggaBear said...

that was a doozy! I'm sure the teachers knew it wasn't true, didn't they?

I don't know what to tell you on how to deal with it. It's so hard to tell such young ones the importance of truth. We'll be praying for you.

NaomiLynne said...

oh my... i am sure the teachers hear every imaginable story over the course of their time teaching, so I wouldn't worry about that part. Praying God sends lots of extra grace to your house today!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!! I started laughing so hard - especially with the last bit - that Paige came in and asked to know what was so funny. I told her some things are just funny Mommy things and that she didn't need to know. She wanted to so bad - but I said "no, let Mommy keep this funny all to herself." So, now I'm going to share with with Pete! LOLOLOLOL

Praying for you girl!!!

Jamie said...

oh no!!! i can't help but laugh but what a thing to say!!! lol

austingirl said...

Tanya, I too think you are a brillant writer! I wonder what made her make that up? It's funny and not funny at the same time.

THZ said...

I love this story! I know God allows these things to help us grow as parents but still be able to laugh along the journey! =)

Dori said...

Hey Tanya,
I'm SO happy to say that I have a very creative ummm, challanging little 4 year old in my house to. Your story sounded eerily familiar! Oh, and how are you?

mamazee said...

Hi - you've been tagged! Visit my blog at if you'd like to play along :)

- Stephanie
Tanya - i miss you! I hope you find something for Miss Natalie so she'll realize the seriousness - or maybe this is it? I have on my prayer list something from Nancy Campbell about "let them get caught when they sin" - easier to bend a green limb than a huge big ol' tree...