I think I successfully taught Griff how to both lie AND pit his parents against each other today.
I made oatmeal for us for dinner (neither of us is feeling well - I thought it would ease achy stomachs more than curry chicken or pasta with sausage). I put in a lot of honey. Because I like a lot of honey.
When I gave it to Griff (Mom was upstairs) he asked whether there was honey in it. And I said "Yes - there's a lot of honey in there - but its a secret so DON'T TELL MOM. Please."
So when Vicki came back downstairs and said "How's the oatmeal griff?", he said "Its got a lot of honey in it!" and then he laughed.
And I jokingly said "Griff! You weren't supposed to tell her that."
And he put on a straight face, looked at Vicki again, and said "Yeah but Mom there's not much honey in the oatmeal." Nice cover up bud!
I don't think she suspected a thing.
(j/k. She totes suspected a thing: Vicki and I laughed silently to each other right after Griffin said this. Plus Vicki knows I have a honey vice. What else would I use to offset the flavor of flax, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and peanut butter?)
PS: Dibs on the name "Honey Vice" for a band.