8/11/09

When Did You Tell Your First Lie, and What Was It? (Tuesday's Question)



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When Did You Tell Your First Lie, and What Was It?

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I know this will probably be a hard question, (especially for Americans) seeing how most of us have suppressed our youthful untruths on account of George Washington- I kind of believe it's his fault-

George should have left that cherry tree alone-period. In addition, I wonder, what in the world he was doing with a new hatchet at his tender age? I mean the image above is a pretty good example of why young boy's should not own a hatchet, saw, knife, etc...

In any event, after hearing the following words read aloud by our teachers, parents, friends, and other grown-ups...words that were (supposedly) uttered by dear George, (the goody-goodie)to his father when asked about butchering his father's cherry tree, "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet."




Now, help me understand how a child who heard that story, or rather had it drilled into their brains, could ever live with themselves after telling a lie, much less admit their falsehoods to anyone else?

However, in all fairness, George is not completely to blame...What I mean is, he didn't go around bragging about his flawlessness, in fact, he didn't tell the story at all. It was written by Mason Locke Weems, and you can read about it here. Hence, do not feel guilty about the fibs you told when you were a child.

On the contrary, you can feel good about telling your friends about your dishonest youth. Your friends will not judge you, and believe me, we all have a story to tell. After all, George Washington did believe in honesty, and would be proud of you for confessing your childhood fabrications. Hence, let's hear your story...


Alright, I'm moving on without George, because I wanted to tell you something else too... I could have sworn that I had already asked this question, but when I searched through my archives I didn't see it listed. Instead, I found a post I wrote two months after I started blogging, entitled When Young Children Lie For Approval. Hence, there is proof a few hundred years later, that a little fibbing is part of growing up.

Anyway, I found it odd that my writing style was so different then, or maybe it's because I originally wrote for it for a different audience. An audience that wasn't as cool as you bloggers are... In any event, I decided to make it one of my first posts. I cannot believe I've been blogging since June of 2007, and I still have so much to learn. But, I met some of my best friends at the same time, which means we've known each other for two years, and you know who you are.

Anyway, I've thought of this question a few times but haven't posted it, therefore you are the first audience to answer this question:

When was the first time you told a lie, and what was it?


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Here's the question again: When Did You Tell Your First Lie, and What Was It?

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The first brave blogger to answer this question is Grace from Hugz Before You Go, and it's hilarious.

Read this:

Let's see for close to 2 - 2 1/2 years my vocabulary consisted of Ma, Pa, John and No. I was told my first sentence was "I don't want to, make John do it" and I then proceeded to go out the door and slam it. I think my first lie would have been shortly thereafter. It was a matter of survival. The mother always said "Don't lie to me. If you tell me the truth I won't hit you" - She lied.

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And the next answer is from a extremely funny blogger and a veteran of Tuesday's Question. Sandee from Comedy Plus, who wrote:

The first lie? The first? I've told so many lies and many for a very good reason, but the first lie? Haven't a clue.

I've lied to my parents, my son, my boss, just about everyone except my husband. My first lie? I haven't a clue. I had to have done that as soon as I could talk. Just saying.

Have a terrific day Annie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

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The next answer is from my longtime buddy, and another great blogger, Speedy from The Speedcat Hollydale Page
You fellows out there ought to be able to relate to Speedys answer...

Well, I am not if this was the first, but I vividly remember breaking a window on the house as a young child. It was one of those small basement ventilation windows on the side facing the park.
As you might guess, I said that some other kid went by and broke the window.

TO MY SHOCK ... my folks called the police department. NOW I was having some butterflies in my stomach. I hid behind the bushes when they arrived. It was a valuable lesson obviously, because my guilt still feels strong now just writing about the incident.

I broke more windows in my childhood, and fessed up to the accident. They WERE all accidents you know, even though home plate was in front of them ..... (( smile ))

Big hello to my friend Annie!!!!!


song of the day???

"THAT'S LIFE" ;-)

August 11, 2009 4:50 PM

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This next answer cracked me up...It's from Ettarose from Sanity on Edge


Read this:

Hi honey, how are you feeling today? Great question here I must say although a tough one to answer. I don't remember my first lie but I do remember one that sticks out in my mind. I was running down the sidewalk when I was about nine and I had a button in my mouth. Somehow I swallowed it and was terrified. I think I was more afraid to tell my mom I had a button in my mouth than the fact I had actually swallowed a foreign object, so for years my mother thought I was scared of birds. That is what I told her when I went home crying. So silly.

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14 comments:

Grace said...

Let's see for close to 2 - 2 1/2 years my vocabulary consisted of Ma, Pa, John and No. I was told my first sentence was "I don't want to, make John do it" and I then proceeded to go out the door and slam it. I think my first lie would have been shortly thereafter. It was a matter of survival. The mother always said "Don't lie to me. If you tell me the truth I won't hit you" - She lied.

Grace said...

BTW - the song going through my head today is 9 Crimes by Damien Rice - you can find it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqOSCgc8xc

Sandee said...

The first lie? The first? I've told so many lies and many for a very good reason, but the first lie? Haven't a clue.

I've lied to my parents, my son, my boss, just about everyone except my husband. My first lie? I haven't a clue. I had to have done that as soon as I could talk. Just saying.

Have a terrific day Annie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

"Annie" said...

Grace, Oh, the joy of siblings ...laughing...I love this.."I don't want to, make John do it" and "to go out the door and slam it." Are you sure you're not from the South? laughing...I mean, because we're also good at slamming doors...

And I think we all know what you mean by survival...

Thanks for the hilarious comment, and for playing along with my song of the day. I will go and listen to it...:)))

Hugs and love,

Annie

"Annie" said...

Sandee, Well, at least you're being honest now...laughing...and that takes courage...;)

It is hard to remember the first one, isn't it? Unless, someone told you about it. That's why I knew this question would be fun.

My first lie was told to me, and it was close to Graces. I said my brother wet my pants...

Thanks again Sandee for your support, and another great comment. You make me smile...;))

Big hug and lotsa lovies back~

Annie

"Annie" said...

Grace, I'll let you know after I listen to your song...

Bye~

Annie

Grace said...

Annie: The mother said that she was so shocked that I finally spoke she didn't realize I had talked back to her. Since my elder make sibling walked and talked at an early age and I didn't the mother thought I was retarded but my Aunt Bella said "Leave her alone, she's listening" and the doctor said "Does she get what she needs? Does she communicate? So who is smarter, John who talks to communicate or Grace who does it without talking?" HA HA!

"Annie" said...

Grace, I just finished listening and watching the 9 Crimes video. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. This is the first time my plan for sharing songs worked...

And maybe it's because Grace can communicate without saying a word. Unlike John who talks to communicate. Laughing...:))

It seems your Aunt Bella was correct...

Hugs and love,

Annie

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Well, I am not if this was the first, but I vividly remember breaking a window on the house as a young child. It was one of those small basement ventilation windows on the side facing the park.
As you might guess, I said that some other kid went by and broke the window.

TO MY SHOCK ... my folks called the police department. NOW I was having some butterflies in my stomach. I hid behind the bushes when they arrived. It was a valuable lesson obviously, because my guilt still feels strong now just writing about the incident.

I broke more windows in my childhood, and fessed up to the accident. They WERE all accidents you know, even though home plate was in front of them ..... (( smile ))

Big hello to my friend Annie!!!!!


song of the day???

"THAT'S LIFE" ;-)

"Annie" said...

Hey Speedy! I miss you. I went by your blog the other day and tried to leave a message, but my computer decided not to load. I haven't the slightest idea why it does at times, but it's aggravating...I cannot stand that hour glass.

Anyway, I'm thrilled to see you here. :))

I love your answer, as always...I bet a lot of guys first lie had something to do with a broken window...laughing...


And I bet you were shocked when your parents called the police. At least you learned a valuable lesson, but still I bet they would have forgiven you, like they did the other times.

I have a boy, and sometimes it just takes practice to be perfect. (Smile)

I love this line: "They WERE all accidents you know, even though home plate was in front of them"..... (( smile ))

You see, I mean I guy has to practice somewhere, right?

And I love your song...'That's Life' is one of my favorite songs, especially when Frank sings it.

Thanks Speedy.

Big big hug, and love,

Annie

Speedcat Hollydale said...

:-)

ettarose said...

Hi honey, how are you feeling today? Great question here I must say although a tough one to answer. I don't remember my first lie but I do remember one that sticks out in my mind. I was running down the sidewalk when I was about nine and I had a button in my mouth. Somehow I swallowed it and was terrified. I think I was more afraid to tell my mom I had a button in my mouth than the fact I had actually swallowed a foreign object, so for years my mother thought I was scared of birds. That is what I told her when I went home crying. So silly.

"Annie" said...

Ettarose, I'm doing much better, thank you. And thank you for being such a loyal friend. Honestly, if it wasn't for a handful of bloggers, I really don't know if I could say I'm doing better. And you're one of them. Everyone's support has been unmeasurable and greatly appreciated.

Now, in respect to your comment. You literally made me wet my pants from laughing. Yours is one of the funniest answers I've read, and that's saying something, because they're all so funny.

Children do the silliest things...

Did you ever tell your mother this story? If you haven't, you need too...it's too funny.

You're the greatest Ettarose. Thanks for the laugh and contributing to Tuesday's Question.

Big hug, and love,

Annie

abelle | Only in Silence said...

I think my first lie was when I told my grandmother that I have cleaned the living room upstairs when I really did not, of course. I hated cleaning when I was young (grade school), but she always asked me to do it. I made some 'noises' as if I was pushing the sofa, made clunking noises with the figurines as if they were being dusted, etc. When I made her believed, I repeated that lie again! Sssssshhh! Don't tell. She's downstairs right now ;o)

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