Tall Tales From Preschool 2

I did learn that Sophie had goldfish crackers and juice for a snack, and that she made a pinwheel and took it outside to watch it spin. These things, I believed. And then there was this:

Me: “Do you play with Arabella today?”

Sophie: “No. Another girl and a boy.”

Me: “Were they nice?”

Sophie: “Yes. But another boy was not. He was fighting.”

Me: “He was? What did the teachers do?”

Sophie: “They threw whipped cream pies in his face.”

Me: “They did?”

Sophie: “Yes, and it got all in his eyes. Then he had to go home to get baby wipes to clean his face.”

Me: “That wasn’t very nice of the teachers!”

Sophie: “He was fighting!”

Me: “Where did the teachers get whipped cream pie?”

Sophie: “They have a big cabinet full of them. They use them when you’re not listening.”

And later …

Andy: “What did you do at preschool today?”

Sophie: “We rode a carousel.”

Andy: “You did?”

Sophie: “Yes. The horses were so pretty. They went up and down, up and down, up and down.”

And later …

Andy: “So I heard a boy was fighting at preschool today.”

Sophie: “Yes.”

Andy: “What did the teachers do?”

Sophie: “They made him go outside and then they locked the door.”

Andy: “Really? They made him  stand outside in the rain until his Mommy came to pick him up?”

Sophie: “Yes! He wasn’t listening.”

“It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.” —Jerome K. Jerome