When It's OK to Lie

I spotted this lovely list over on happy cavalier a while back and haven't been able to get it out of my mind... I'm definitely planning on using some of these on the girlies.

Happy, happy week-end.

Lies I've told my 3 year old recently:

Trees talk to each other at night.
All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.
Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.
Tiny bears live in drain pipes.
If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.
The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.
Everyone knows at least one secret language.
When nobody is looking, I can fly.
We are all held together by invisible threads.
Books get lonely too.
Sadness can be eaten.
I will always be there.


Jane said...

Love this picture of the two of you! Happy Mother's Day!

Joslyn said...

thanks Jane! you too!

karey m. said...

why oh why did i burst out crying on your last lie? is it because my grae-girl can't imagine a life without me {and i know she could nevah evah live in a world without me?}...

or is it just life? plain old life. making me all sad again...

this was a punch in my guts. a kick in my britches. a reminder of why i adore you. xoxo.

Nanette said...

I love this list. I call these mandatory embellishments. The line about the clouds almost hurts.

It's lovely to meet you and this beautiful blog!

Modern Craft said...

these are wonderful-- a reminder not to take everything so seriously, to let the moment take you, to create some magic whenever you can. Beautiful.

pakosta said...

oh my gosh.
you tugged at my heart.
thank you.

Rachel Swan said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing

ps. Happy Mothers' Day!

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

heart strings officially pulled. especially that last one. life without my mama - unthinkable.

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, this is so whimsical and lovely.

that last one is so sad.

House of Milk said...

i LOVE that list. thank you for sharing it with all of us =)

nyc.art.lover said...

thanks for the list... and thanks for the link to the writer's blog.... his writing kept me entranced all night. I the list of reader's favorite posts is especially great

Ella said...

oh this list just made my day. So awesome~

Chere Amie said...

I think the "tiny bears live in drain pipes" is fantastic. Once when driving past a chemical plant my father told me that's where clouds were made. I was subsequently obsessed with going to the cloud factory.