Tell The Truth Thursday

I think I was a bit stupid when I chose the question for this week. It sounded like a great question because everyone lies to their parents growing up and some continue telling whoppers all their lives. Right?

Wrong.

I really don’t have the habit of telling lies and never did even growing up. I told you I was different. There were a few small lies I remember like…

No, my sister was not disobedient while I babysat her ever afternoon after school. I said that even when she was a little tyrant. Sorry Audrey! I loved you anyway!

No, I wasn’t scared coming home alone when Dad first left us. Actually, I was terrified. I sat in the living room pretty much paralyzed by every sound in the house. But I knew so much was on your plate, Mom, that I just didn’t want to be a burden. Sorry!

The men at the place I worked when I was sixteen never made inappropriate comments. Well, one day some how the word “pecker” was introduced into the conversation. Brace yourself…I didn’t know what it meant, so I naively asked, “What is a pecker?” You can imagine the laughter that ensued. I was mortified that everyone was laughing at me. Since that was back in the days of “no such a thing as computers”, I had to wait until the next time I went to the library to look up the word in the dictionary. Then I was embarrassed again and wondered how I would ever face those people again.

So now that I have typed those three things, you are probably saying, “Boring!” and you’re right! That’s not a bad thing! So I will tell you something that I’ve never told anyone. I had a crush on a guy at school for many years. I memorized everything about him. I practiced writing his name like young girls do. I went down the hallways he had classes on even though my classes were in a total different part of the school. I was crazy about him. Of course, I never spoke to him because I was so introverted and shy.

Finally, we were seniors and it was my last day of school. He somehow had my phone number.

He called.

I was so excited!

Until…

He said…

“Why don’t you come over? My Dad will stay out of my room and we can have fun.”

“What kind of fun are you talking about?” I asked him.

“Real fun and I have some beer too.”

Needless to say, I was immediately brought out of the clouds and thrust into reality. His “real fun” was no where near what I considered fun or appropriate behavior. How in the world could I have liked someone that wanted me to sleep with him two minutes after we started talking?

Hello!

I don’t know if Mom remembers me crying that day. She asked me if it was because I was sad school ended. That’s when I told her the lie.

“Yes,” I said.

In reality, I was disgusted with myself for being such a poor judge of character and so nerdy that I had zero social skills. I was doing some heavy self-loathing.

Thank goodness that has all changed!

Now I will zip over and see if I can get this Linky thing to work for me so you can enter your posts and we can hop over to read them.

What is the biggest lie you have told your parents?


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1 belleringer January 7, 2010 at 4:01 am

why thanks! 🙂 it was kinda nerve racking but worth it. besides locks of love is great cause and i've always wanted to to do! i'll be to your blog definitely 🙂 so much fun stuff!

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2 PJ January 7, 2010 at 5:31 am

Hey Gal! Fist and foremost, I've been in "Prayermode" for your hubby. I am totally believing that the surgery will come off without a hitch, and he will heal quickly.

Next on the agenda, I am truly about to give up on all this fancy stuff. I tried the buttona again, and couldn't get them to work. I thought I followed your instructions to the letter. First, I tried getting on the home page and clicking the Devotions button. A blank page came up with the exception of new or old posts. Was I suppose to click on old posts?

Then, I went to the dashboard, and started editing the titles, thinking that maybe that was the problem. I went down to the ones you had labeled and clicked, and it came up with a blank page. So my "wires" still must not be connecting. Not only that, I'm having trouble with my Men's meme button. When I click on it, it takes me to a screen that says Sorry this page does not exist in PJ's Prayer Line. I want to scream and say "I know it doesn't, that's what I've got the button for!" I'm beginning to wonder if I'm smart enough to do this.

Well, you're probably in bed by now since you have to work tomorrow or go be with hubby in the hospital, so I won't be looking for an answer right away. Thank you for all you do! Tell hubby my prayers are with him.

Love ya Bunches!

PJ

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3 Teresha@Marlie and Me January 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

One day, I'm going to find the time to do a double post so I can participate in this meme. meanwhile, I'll post my answer here. The biggest lie I ever told my mom was the age of the guy I dated my senior year. I told her he was 22, but he was 27. big, huge mistake!

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4 Christine:) January 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Wow, taking me back to my HS years…I'll have to think about this one;)
Praying for your husband today!

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5 Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

HELLO, DID YOU THINK YOUR MOM HAD HER HEAD IN THE SAND. LOL, I KNEW ALL THAT WHILE YOU WERE TELLING ME, AND DECIEDED THE REASON YOU WERE DOING IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FIB. YOU NEVER LIED TO ME WHEN IT WAS IMPORTANT, I LOVE YOU AND I ,LIKE SO Mny lATCH KEY MOMS HAVE SUFFERED ALL KINDS OF EMOTIONS FOR THE DIVORCE. THE TRUTH IS I WOULD DO THE SAME THING AGAIN. I KNEW YOU WERE SAFE, AND I KNEW YOU WERE BETTER OFF WITH DAD GONE. SEEING YOUR MOM KNOCKED SILLY ALL THE TIME WAS WORSE. HE WAS MY CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART, THERE IS A PLACE IN MY HEART THAT LOVES HIM STILL. HE GAVE ME YOU AND AUDREY, AND ALYSSA AND BRITTANY. IF WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES AND OTHERES ALSO, OUR LIFE WILL BE FULL AND RICH. I DO NOT ENJOY THE
'' TO TELL THE TRUTH'' BLOG. I THINK THAT THERE ARE THINGS LEFT BETTER UNSAID. THERE ARE THINGS IN A HUMAN HEART , ESPECIALLY A WOMANS THAT ARE BURIED AS DEEP AS THE DEEP BLUE SEA. NOW THAT IS MOMS TRUTH FOR THE DAY,LOL. YOU ARE A TREASURE TO ME, AND YOUR WILLING TO FORGIVE AND LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PRIDE AND JOY FOR ME. LIFE CAN MAKE US BITTER, OUR OWN MISTAKES CAN DO THAT. THERE ARE SO MANY IN OUR WORLDS TODAY WHO USE AND ABUSE OUR GOOD INTENTIONS. AT MOMS AGE, I HAVE LEARNED TO SEE THROUGH THEM AND WHILE THEY ARE BEING EVER SO SWEET, SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF ME, I AM THINKING YOU FOOL, I AM GOING TO RIP YOUR FACE OFF, LOL. THEN I WALK AWAY LAUGHING AT THEM, LOL. THE RIPPING PART, GETS RID OF MY DISCUST, AND LAUGHING LETS ME KNOW , I AM IN CONTROL. TAKE LOVE SERIOUS, AND LIFE WITH A PINCH OF SALT. THOSE OF YOU WHO FOLLOW MY DAUGHTERS BLOG, LOOK DEEP IN YOUR SOUL AND LEARN THE TRUTH IS BETTER NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS , FOR LIES DESTROY AND HURT WORSE THAN THE DEED. NOW MY SHERRY, HAVE A GOOD DAY, BE THE DAUGHTER OF GOD I KNOW YOU ARE.

YOUR MOM

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6 PJ January 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hey Gal! No, I didn't turn around and decide to write another comment. I actually went to bed and slept, and got up for another comment. Just wanted you and hubby to know I was thinking about y'all. Hope all goes well, and I will continue in Prayermode. I didn't get involved in your blog hop this time cause I truly cannot remember the biggr part of my childhood. I don't recall any lies I told them. I can recall antics I pulled, by no lies. Sorry about that!

Love ya bunches!

PJ

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7 Lolli January 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I think the biggest lies I told my parents were lies of omission….things I didn't tell them about. I just stayed quiet. I remember telling my mom years after I had gone to see a rated R movie with my friends about what I had done. The movie I told her I was seeing came on the tv, and I felt compelled to tell her that I never really saw it. I'm sure she was shocked when I came out with my confessional so long after it happened. Obviously, I have a bad conscience.

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8 Amy January 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I told my mom I met a guy at a party instead of at the bar. I was not suppose to go there. I was a teen and I could cross over into Mexico and she did not like that. I was a teen. Is this a new "Meme" you are starting?

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9 DGotlib January 8, 2010 at 12:52 am

This past April, when it was my Mother's time to go, I knew that it was hard for her to leave and that one time many years ago she had come back because of me. I told her she could go and I would be okay.

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10 JENIE January 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

wanted to be the first in the meme posting, then again, the "you're next" not clickable on my end yet again (sigh!).

so here is my post url for now http://at-a-blink.blogspot.com/2009/12/thursday-thought-liar-liar.html

BTW, missing your visits dear! come see also my newly reconstructed earthy me

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11 JENIE January 8, 2010 at 2:19 am

oh geez (shy! blink blink!) sorry about that, and thanks!

hope you visit earthy me soon. tata!

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12 The Redhead Riter January 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

LOL Jenie, "patience is a virtue"…I'm clicking as fast as I can. Ummm…you did notice I went to your other blog and taught you how to use the Linky LOL LOL

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13 jan September 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

Your mom is so awesome! What an incredible woman she is. I told "little white lies" a lot like "yes, I was in school all day today" when I was really at my friend's house playing records & fooling around with makeup 🙂 sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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