It seems I have told a lie.
An awful lie.
But it promoted a child to stay in school, thus furthering his education.
Yes I may be justifying it.
Here's the story....
It was recess. Miss C. and I tend to meet up and chat for a brief moment before heading off to mold young minds, when all of a sudden my fantastic little Colton comes up to me with a half convincing smirk on his face and says "Mrs. Lamb? I'm not feeling so well. I think I need to go home."
Mrs. Lamb thinks quick and says: "Oh man? That's just too bad! You're going to miss our banana split party? Dang!"
Colton: "Wait, what did you say?"
Mrs. Lamb: "Well, ya! We're having a banana split party but I guess if you don't feel good then we should go call your mom?"
At this point Miss C. and I started to rave about this wonderful banana split party we were going to have when Colton starts rubbing his tummy and says:
"You know, I think I'm starting to feel much better and so I think I should stay?"
As he heads out the door to enjoy the last few minutes of recess, Miss C. turned to me and says.
"So what are you having a banana split party for?"
Mrs. Lamb "We're not! I can just tell a faker when I see one." :-)