Me: Umm, Gage were you eating crayons?
Gage: No mama, I was coloring with the crayons in my Curious George book.
Me: Are you sure you didn't take just one bite of a crayon?
Gage: No! I was just coloring.
Me: You didn't even put one into your mouth? Maybe the orange one?
My kids are little liars.
If there is a way that they can get out of being in trouble for doing something that they know is wrong they do exactly what their instincts tell them to do: lie through their orange colored teeth.
I swear it my boys live in an alternate reality were it's a-ok to throw toys across the house and often at each other, jump off of the sofa onto piles of pillows and blankets, and apparently eat crayons. Unfortunately telling them no isn't really pleading my case anymore and the punishments I dish out don't seem to be working.
I could send them to their bedroom ... which is filled with toys
I could take away the tv and video games ... but that would just leave them to pout and whine and annoy the crap out of me.
I could go the time out route ... which totally doesn't faze my kids in the least.
Perhaps its time that I get creative.