My daughter is a horrible liar. No, I don’t mean she has the habit of lying all the time! What I mean is that she is just horrible at it.
Any story she tells is out of order and confusing, difficult to follow – so I tend to ask her a lot of questions.
When she is telling me the truth, she knows the answers to my questions, like -“Who was there?” or “What color were they wearing?”
When she is lying, she can’t settle on an answer, or the answers are so far out of the realm of possibility, so outrageous, well, let’s just say she is always found out. Her “tell” is obvious.
When she asks me how I knew she was lying, my answer is always the same: Moms always know.