After school. My 7 year old wanted a cookie that his younger brother got. He told Bro, that he didn't eat lunch, and how mom forgot to pack his lunch. Ok, so what did you eat? School lunch. Wait....we didn't give you money. Oh....the teacher let me go and said it was ok.
Could be true, we do know the teacher well for years. Ok, so he got half of the cookie.
I later check his lunch bag, and I can see mom did not forget lunch. I asked him about it, and he tried to explain that someone else ate it. They were playing a game (look away) and another kid ate his lunch. He told the teacher he was still hungry, so the teacher let him eat school lunch. That's not nice, what was the kid's name???? I don't know, he is new.
I asked him if he was lying? He said no. I can tell he was. I just let it go and "believe" him.
Summary. He wanted Bro's cookie. Told a lie. When confronted, had to make one up.
Ok, I know it's just a cookie, and that was the reason behind it. No harm. Point is, and question:
He is now smart enough to make up stories.
How should I deal with this kind of "lie?"
I just fear that their intelligence will lead to something bigger, and matter more than a cookie.