To not tell my son I lied to him?

(392 Posts)
DerekSprechenZeDick Thu 11-Aug-16 09:15:44

And let him continue pretending to be poorly and see how far he goes?

I told him last night that he's back at school today. He has woken with a super bad fake cough, has complained about belly ache, his toe also hurts him.

I'm waiting to be told he has a broken leg grin

How ill should I let him get before I let him know I was messing with him and he has weeks yet?

Lilaclily Thu 11-Aug-16 09:17:02

That's really mean, why did you tell him last night he's going back to school especially if he's got angst about it?

flanjabelle Thu 11-Aug-16 09:17:37

I'm not sure if I'm having a sense of humour failure, but why would you ruin some of his holidays by telling him he's going back to school early? He must be pretty young to believe that as otherwise he would be old enough to know there hadn't been enough weeks. Sorry op, I don't find that funny. Messing with a childs head is not on.

sparepantsandtoothbrush Thu 11-Aug-16 09:17:42

Not funny in the slightest. Why would you do that to him?

OreosAreTasty Thu 11-Aug-16 09:18:50

I don't get the joke I'm afraid

Arfarfanarf Thu 11-Aug-16 09:19:52

we could place bets?

Make it interesting. grin

I bet 1245.

davos Thu 11-Aug-16 09:20:56

I once told Dd she was going back to school early. She had to get up early the next day. The truth was we were getting up early to go to the US. We told her when woke up. I don't feel guilt for doing it. She thought is was the best surprise ever.

I wouldn't do it randomly for no reason though.

CinderellaFant Thu 11-Aug-16 09:21:27

I don't see what's funny about that.

DerekSprechenZeDick Thu 11-Aug-16 09:23:59

He hasn't got angst about going back to school. He has Stampy addiction and wants more time watching him.

I told him last night in a jokey way that he had to go to bed early coz he has school. He laughed. I didn't think he believed it Til the fake illness' started this morning grin

Disclaimer: lighthearted thread.

liz70 Thu 11-Aug-16 09:26:56

hmm 1. Children will remember being lied to by parents years later.
2. Lying to your children is likely to make it hard for them to trust you.
3. "Jokes" like that are so unhilarious.

And why would you tell him at the last minute anyway, even if it were true? My DD3 has known for a week or so now that school starts again on Monday.

Another one here really not getting the non-existent joke.

flanjabelle Thu 11-Aug-16 09:27:33

Disclaimer: messing with your child's head is still not funny.

You didn't tell him straight away when you realised he believed you. Not on. Seriously op, take it from the reaction here that it's not funny or lighthearted to lie to your child and mess with them like this.

Noonesfool Thu 11-Aug-16 09:30:32

*predicts OP will never be seen again*

AmandaK11 Thu 11-Aug-16 09:30:43

I'd say end it and buy him a treat to watch things end up in a good way.

veryproudvolleyballmum Thu 11-Aug-16 09:30:52

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LewisAndClark Thu 11-Aug-16 09:31:35

Oh come on, it's funny. Messing with your kids is one of the perks of parenting.

veryproudvolleyballmum Thu 11-Aug-16 09:33:22

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flanjabelle Thu 11-Aug-16 09:34:02

I think you are in a minority there Lewis.

DerekSprechenZeDick Thu 11-Aug-16 09:34:17

We lie and joke with each other all the time. Funnily enough he can take it. He will just plan on getting me back.

Then again I lie about Santa, tooth fairy and Easter bunny im sure that he will have major trust issues anyway. That one time mum pretended he had school won't even be remembered. hmm

WildImaginings Thu 11-Aug-16 09:34:30

Ffs, some people seem to be having a sense of humour failure.

And I don't think Derek will 'never be seen again' hmm

TheGruffaloMother Thu 11-Aug-16 09:35:56

An awful lot of sense of humour failures here hmm

AgentJ Thu 11-Aug-16 09:36:08

Oh my god you horrible mother!! hmm yeah...

I reckon you can at least stretch it to lunch time grin

flanjabelle Thu 11-Aug-16 09:37:37

How old is your ds op?

Salmotrutta Thu 11-Aug-16 09:37:38

MN is full of contradictions Derek grin

If you read the thread about laughing at daft things children do/say then apparently that's okay but playing a prank isn't okay? confused

I'm sure your boy will emerge unscathed from the joke.

Ignore the po-faced.

Pearlman Thu 11-Aug-16 09:37:39

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veryproudvolleyballmum Thu 11-Aug-16 09:38:10

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