Monday, January 3, 2011

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing BUTT the Truth

Conversation of the day:

Me (to one of my sons, who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent guilty):  Did you sit on your brother's head?

My son, emphatically:  No!  

My son, a little more quietly:  But I did touch him.

Me, suspiciously:  With what part of your body did you touch him?

My son, even more quietly:  My butt.

Aha!  That, my dear boy, would constitute "sitting."  And so, for your creative reinterpretation of the truth (a.k.a. LIE), you are hereby sentenced to two days without computer privileges.  

It looks like we need to learn a lesson from the court of law so we can all pledge to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  So help me, God!"

That last part is especially important:  so help us, God!

Court adjourned.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

It sounds like he was trying to work his way around the truth.

Sarah-Anne said...

Haha, too funny! Great basis for a post, always! :)

Misty said...

Lol! Clever little creatures aren't they? And no one even has to teach them to be deceitful...Your title should have been "Nothing BUTT the Truth" LOL

Davene said...

Misty, I love that! I just changed my title, because that cracked me up so much. Thanks! Feel free to edit my posts and titles any day!!! ;-)

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Ha, Davene, that is soooo funny. I just laughed out loud and got looks from everyone else in the room (they're watching Lord of the Rings and it is absolutely NOT my thing!)
I can just see the look on the face as the tone changes and the (part) truth begins to come out.
Butt the truth.... very, very funny!

Patti said...

My husband (the lawyer) has lectured our kids more than once on The Art of Equivocation of Terms.

You may have a burgeoning lawyer on your hands, so help you.

Margie said...

Oh, goodness, I laughed at this.