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#1 of 5 Old 01-08-2008, 01:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DS is 7 and has started telling some pretty tall tales lately. They're usually funny (very elaborate stories - not just one-offs to see if he can get away with something) and he's always been a clown, but this is different in that I can tell he's actually telling them to me to see if he can make me believe them. He's not telling stories in order to try to get anything but a reaction, it seems.

I don't think this is an issue really, but I'm not sure. I'm sort of at a loss about how to respond. I don't want to rain on his parade but also don't want to be pegged for a sucker, you know?
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Dd did this too when in her early 7 months.

I would play along with funny questions, but eventually the questions would turn to "I'm not the sucker you think I am, you know!" And we would giggle about it. It has phased out since she started 2nd grade in September.
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A future novelist, perhaps.

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I would play along with funny questions, but eventually the questions would turn to "I'm not the sucker you think I am, you know!" And we would giggle about it.
This is where we are right now. I just want to make sure I'm heading in the right direction. These 7-year-old creatures are so unknown.

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7 year-olds are wonderful! I love mine!

It's tightrope you have to walk between trusting him and letting him know you're on to him. Not always easy! But kinda fun!
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