Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Amy is honest

This morning, Stella found some marks on the kitchen window and asked Amy whether she'd been messing around with her fingers on the window.

Amy replied, "No, with a toothbrush."

Bless her heart, at least she's honest. And not only in that case, but I've heard her stand to other things she's done in the past.

I do rather hope that she keeps that honesty, rather than start to lie at some point in order to evade punishment.

And I'm not really sure how to treat such things, because some things are just not OK, and I feel there should be some sort of consequence—but how to tell her that the punishment is for the deed, not for confessing to it, and that the confession itself is a (morally) good thing?

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