I was so busy and was so dirty and was on my knee in the kitchen when my husband told me that the frozen grocery delivery man was on the door.
For the first time, I told him to tell the delivery man that I am not at home. He did and the other man drove off.
And when the delivery man was gone, both girls ran into the kitchen telling me that they were amazed of Papa's success in asking the man to drive away without any question saying, 'Mama, that was really something. We didnt think it would really work.'
Opppssss. That was also something for me.
I didnt realize that the girls heard what I told their father. I didnt realize that the girls went with their father to the door. I didnt realized how the girls closely observed what happened. I didnt realize the consequence of my 'white lie.'
I had to explain. I told them that pretending like that is not really appropriate. But I am busy in the kitchen. And I am dirty. And I cannot talk to someone looking and smelling like I did.
To compensate to the delivery man and show the girls that I am sorry for my bad example, I called their main office and asked them to come back the next day as I missed today's visit.
The girls' nodded their head in agreement for my good deed :)