She fibs. She is 4 and my friends little girl. Unfortunately they mollycoddle and spoil her to such a great degree that she cries over everything. And I mean everything. Things like - That girl walked near me. That boy spoke to me. She stood next to me. I don't want that very expensive toy you just bought me. He tried to share with me. And so on.... she can be very lovely at times but those days are getting rarer and rarer.
Anyway now she has taken to saying that things happened when they didn't so that she can get even more attention and sympathy. If "She stood next to me" isn't getting enough chocolate and offers of gifts then it changes to something else. She is always believed.
Her birthday is coming up. I so want to buy this book. Will it be obvious that I'm making a statement and AIBU?
I don't want to piss them off. But I do want them to notice shes lying. Especially when they always seek an apology for the non-thing the other child is being accused of. But they would probably remain oblivious! Even saying "That didn't happen the way she is saying it did" doesn't work. That results in "But she doesn't LIE!!!" and accusatory stares at the poor child that happened to be standing next to her.
When the direct line fails, passive aggressive is all I have!
DP also suggested that today MrsRajesh. But then he also suggested calling her an ambulance when she fell over today and her Dad flew in to a panic for us to get antiseptic and bandage's. She wasn't even cut
I think it's a daft idea sorry, she won't get the connection, her parents will probably still be oblivious and if she doesn't like it and acts spoilt and cries over it as you say she usually does then you'll be annoyed and out of pocket too.
If you want them to notice that she is "lying", perhaps you should tell them, rather than make the point in a present to the child which is critical of her and for which you will expect gratitude from the child.
Not a very nice way to celebrate her birthday, unless you would take it well if someone who didn't like you much gave you a copy of "the Witches" for your birthday with a smirk and a knowing look and then expected you to suck it up, thank them sincerely and then work on your perceived failings.
Is she at school yet? She is a little young to understand and appreciate that story, it may be a good message later on. But she may grow out of this behaviour because school staff won't respond like her parents do.
I always read the story to the six year olds in my class. We act it out and talk about it. They are able to understand the message. It's a story that every child should know and most adults do.