When I came back from work today, I had a casual chat with the nanny R. She told me that Mannu hadn’t finished her snack and even told R to not let Abbas or I know about it. R made her understand that there was no need to hide from us and she won’t lie.
Later in the evening, while catching up on the day’s events I casually asked about their snacks at school. Tammu said that she finished everything. Mannu also repeated the same lines. I asked “Are you sure? You finished everything?” She replied in positive but avoided looking at me into the eyes. I was extremely upset that she lied to me on my face. I was expecting her to come and confess to me but she didn’t. I quietly sent a message to Abbas informing him about this.
He came back and he too brought this topic of snacks while he inquired about their day. Mannu hid her face when he asked about the snacks. He took her to a corner and tried talking to her but she wasn’t the one to give in. After a lot of coaxing, she finally admitted rather adamantly. Abbas had a long talk with her and even sent her to me to apologize. She came and said “Sorry” and hugged me tight. I couldn’t hold myself together at that moment. I cried like a child… I’m still sad about the entire episode. I might be overreacting but I was very hurt.
Have you ever faced this with your child? How did you tackle the situation??