About Me

My photo
Indiana, United States
Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Blog Archive

Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
Our family's website, PeacefulHome.net, is in the process of changing hosting companies and is currently inactive. Our plan is to move this blog over once construction is complete. Please stay tuned for updates!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


While spending some time in the mall this past weekend, we wandered into the Disney Store. Brigitta was thoroughly enjoying looking at everything princess. There was a young mother there with her 4ish-year-old daughter, and the little girl was picking out a toy.

She was indecisive and mom was trying to hurry her up. After she made her selection, they walked in front of me and I heard the mother say to her daughter. "We need to hurry since we fibbed to Daddy about where we were going."

Now I'm pretty sure that the pink princess purse and makeup set was not a surprise birthday gift for Dad. I was stunned thinking of all the possible repercussions that lying to the husband/father could have.
  1. Mom lies to Dad. That's what married people do.
  2. Little girl knows about the lie. Since Mom said it, lying is OK, little girl will definitely lie to her parents as she gets older. Very handy as a teenager.
  3. There's a difference in the severity of untruthfulness and so long as no one gets hurt (or finds out). It's OK to tell "white lies."

I hope I'm completely off base on what I heard and that there's a very good explanation for it. It just seems to be another glimpse of the deterioration of the line between right and wrong in society.

You shall not give false testimony...Exodus 20:16

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. Proverbs 12:22


  1. I would like to say that I am shocked, but I am not. Sad but not shocked. So my question is...how much did Bryan have to hold you back from saying something?! haha! Seriously though, I am happy to know there are others in this world that revere honesty. :)

  2. great post... isn't the dad going to figure it out when the daughter brings something home? just curious so then do you lie again? hmm... seems like a disaster waiting to happen. :)