2.”Daddy’s on a Business Trip. He’ll Be Back in 3 to 5.”
“The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyones comfort” – Arturo Binewski.
Lying to cover up adult criminal behavior does a child a double injustice. Parents are not perfect. They come in all shapes and sizes and some will wear stripes. But they still must act like parents even when they’re behind bars.
Telling a child that Daddy is going to prison and won’t be around for his birthday — or anything else for a very long time — is difficult. But protecting him from the harsh reality of the real reason denies a child the opportunity to learn from his parent’s mistake.
Learning that parents are flawed is not always a bad thing. We all want our children to make better choices than we did in one area or another. But accidentally discovering a parent’s deepest secret is an entirely different matter.