That's my story & I'm stickin' to it!
It's admirably frustrating. As if my child has heard the story of the Spartan child who stole a fox, hid it in his shirt, was caught, but let the fox claw out his stomach before deigning to admit to a crime. (Oddly, I think he was a Spartan heroic figure)
fact that the boy's lie killed him is worrisome to me. I tried to explain the concept, but it seems I fail.
I think if I had a fake phone lie detector app, if I used it only when I was certain I was being lied to, I could have some sort of resolution to some things.
- have you ever said a bad word?
--yes (at least I hope he'd say yes, 'cause I've heard a couple)
If yes, hit space bar on phone - or Y box (I have no idea how Iphones work) & a bell rings while the screen flashes green.
-did you steal Mr. Pynopoles's fox?
--No! I don't know what you're talking about!
(You can see Mr. P's fox right there in his shirt!)
The shift button makes the phone buzz angrily and flash a red blinking light.
A-HA! So, you lie. Why?...