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Friday, March 2, 2012

I didn't lie, but I just want to say I'm sorry.

Last night, I shut off the vacuum and turned around to see a red-cheeked Gavin standing there waiting for me.

"Momma, I need you to come see something?"

I asked him, "What happened?"

"I just need you to come see."

So, I followed him into the living room, and he pointed to the wall above the couch.  One of the pictures on the wall was barely hanging onto its nail - ready to fall at any second.

"How did that happen?" I inquired.

"I don't know."

"Gavin, don't lie to me," I said, giving him a stern look.  "What were you doing?"

"I didn't do it, Momma."

"Then who did?" I asked.

Gavin scanned the room, and then he pointed to Danion, our dog, who was comfortably dozing on the couch right below the picture.

"Danion did that to the picture?" I asked with obvious disbelief.

"Uh huh."

Poor Danion always gets the blame.

"And just how did he do that?"

"I don't know."

"Gavin, Danion didn't do that.  Don't lie to me."

He looked at the dog, looked at the picture, and then said with the utmost seriousness, "I didn't lie, but I just want to say I'm sorry."

Um, but you did lie.

"So, you're telling me that you did that to the picture?"

"Uh huh."

"Because you were climbing and jumping on the couch like you're not supposed to?"

"Uh huh."

Well, I'm glad we got that straightened out because I was really concerned about exactly what my dog might be doing when I'm not looking.


  1. Lol! When I was just a little guy, I got mad at my sister and penciled in her initials onto the painting that was hanging in our living room. When my mom discovered it, I blamed my sister and, when she questioned me on this, I finally said she didn't actually do it, but swore I wasn't lying. Kids will be kids :D

  2. Hey, at least he came to apologize, even if the dog did it! I feel like I never know who did what around here anymore. I can't even get everyone's name straight anymore. I'm turning into my grandmothers.