David came home from his little play group today with glitter all over his face. I thought he looked cute in a silly way. I said to him "How did you get glitter all over your face?" He told me that Raelynn did it. I was surprised and asked "How did Raelynn do it, she's in school." He said "Oh, Raelynn had to get picked up from school for hitting a kid." I was bewildered, "What?" I asked. "Yeah," he continued, "she actually kicked a boy 5 times." I couldn't believe my ears. "Raelynn had to come home from school because she hit and kicked a boy?" He assured me that yes, she had. And he emphasized that she did it 5 times. I thought, "I've got to call Courtney, I just can't believe it." When I called Courtney I got the real story. Raelynn was safe at school, having neither hit nor kicked anyone. But David did get into Raelynn's glitter during playgroup which he was given a time out for. Evidently he made up this story on the spot to stay out of further trouble. There are 2 interesting facts to this story; one, David stuck to his side of the story even after I called Courtney; two, David was in no way going to be punished for the glitter, but the lie was worthy of a punishment. Aunt Courtney's response to the whole thing was, "Tell him to write it down and maybe someday he'll be a famous author." I must admint I never did punish David because I was impressed how quickly he came up with his story and how fully he believed it to be true.