I’m sure every parent of more than one child, or a parent who has a child who has been around someone else’s child, has told said child, “Stop tattling.” It’s a pretty common command in the parenting world. I have a bunch of kids and they tattle on each other all the time, so I get to use this command quite frequently.
Sometimes parents have to call for back-up. They tell the other parent what the child did and ask for reinforcement. This is not called tattling… unless you are my 8-year old.
This morning, I called for reinforcement and the 8-year old said,”Hey! If I can’t tattle, how come you can?”
I took a deep breath and walked down stairs and said to the hubby, “Do you KNOW what your son just said?!”