Thursday, June 02, 2011

Mind Games

Is there a difference between lying and playing mind games?
In this case, I'm going to say, Yes.
Because, in this case, it is to my advantage to say Yes.

You see, recently Joshua had a friend over to spend the night. *ahem* My precious son and his friends have been known to get into mischief during the night, which has led me to be suspicious when these "sleep" overs happen. It has also led me to not sleep well during said sleep overs. But, as you'll see, that can be to my advantage, too.

Now, where was I?
Oh, yeah. The mind games.

On this particular night I was tossing and turning a bit, probably because my bladder was full, so I got up to use the bathroom. And while I was up, I heard noise coming from the basement. Thus, before I went back to bed I decided to do some investigating. hee hee hee
Nothing was out of place when I went downstairs, but I ran into Joshua on my way back to bed. He wondered why I was up (At 3:00 AM, I was wondering the same thing about him!) and I simply said I heard noise and was checking to make sure everything was OK.
"We're just going to bed now," he said.
But the look on his face said, Really? You heard us and you got out of bed to come check on us? How did you do that? Weren't you asleep? I've heard of moms having eyes in the back of their heads, but ears in the basement? That's crazy!

I couldn't make myself confess to the fact that I was already awake. The look on Joshua's face clearly told me he thought I'd woken up to their noise, and he seemed scared impressed. I wasn't going to ruin that opportunity.

Call it lying. Call it misleading, if you will.
I'm calling it mind games. And I'm putting it in my arsenal of Mom Tricks!




TheUnSoccerMom said...

I'm all for opportunities like that to make my child think I have eyes everywhere! :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - I thought you'd understand. *wink*

Edie said...

Does he ever read your blog? LOL!

Irritable Mother said...

Edie - Uh, I don't think so.
Er, I hope not! LOL