What do you do when you have a he said, she said situation?
Last night DS (7) swore blind that he didnt say something and DD (5) swore blind that he did. The whole thing was tiny and it was bedtime so I sent them to bed with firm warning that its wrong to tell a lie.
The problem is that I have no idea who was lying! This is the first time that (a) I wasnt able to tell who was lying and (b) they have two completely opposing views on what happened (and stuck to it!). I know its downhill from here, Id be interested to here what others do in this situation.
One said 'duck' the other heard '*uck', they're both telling their truth...
Just impress on them another time how important the truth is, so that if they tell you something that they need you to act on, you can trust their word implicitly. If they say they are being bullied, the teacher hit them, the dinner lady stole their crisps... One lie found out will mean you can never trust their word.
(But don't bring up the tooth fairy or Father Christmas at the same time!)