Two lies came at once this last week, one was of the obvious kind and the other was of the nasty kind, but I think using the two together helped us come out on top with twinkles in our eyes.
She wanted a phone but could never be trusted with one, we had given her one last year at some point which was worth about £100 but it had, we’d been told as she laughed at how funny it was, bounced out of her hands, down the path and into the canal, and the phone before that had been swapped for something like a t-shirt. So we got her the cheapest phone we could find, £10 but with a £10 a month rolling contract for the unlimited texts. She was told if she could look after this phone and prove herself responsible with it she would eventually get upgraded to a nicer model.
She was doing pretty well until she went to her mom’s for a week. In the first couple of days her dad got a text "Dad when do I get topped up? xxxx" To which he replied “At the beginning of the month.” A few days later and he got another text "I hav a new fone no, I blocked my sim xxxx plus someone kept texting me xxxxx" Then when she’s back home we get told that her 6 year old sister was playing with her phone and managed to block her sim.
Around the same time as these messages we got another text, but this time from her mom. This message read "(NAME) says u wont let her get a satrday job and that u wont let her leave the house unless im ther, is it true?" of course he replied that it wasn’t the truth, as a matter of fact we’d only been telling her it was time for her to start showing innitiative a few days before. She replied that she’d thought as much, but needed to check.
So when her dad saw her the first day she was back he tried to find out as much as he could about the phone, although didn’t really broach the subject of the other lie. Then he told her that if she wanted her phone topped up and to have her unlimited texts she would have to get a saturday job to pay for it herself. Haha, the tables have turned and tomorrow we’re sending her out to find a job.