Lying is at an all time high with Buster Brown.
At this time I can believe NOTHING he says.
He's quite convincing.
Everyone else will believe him but me and eventually the truth shows up.
I wish I knew why. There has to be a reason.
I don't have any strategies. I haven't been doing anything about it except to let him know clearly that he isn't speaking the truth and then expecting him to do what he says he already did. I am trying not to ask him questions to give him opportunity, but that isn't easy at all. One can point blank say, "You didn't feed the dog", and he will lie from here to kingdom come that he did and that he gave her a full container, etc... Dogs can't talk, but they don't lie, either. The dog was so starving she was knocking on the door and barking for her breakfast.
This morning as I handed Buster's' coveted buttered waffles to the dog, I told him that if he couldn't feed the dog her dog food he would have to share his breakfast and only when it was super clear to him that I didn't buy his line did he admit he had never fed her. Brianna went out and fed the dog and cats. Missy hadn't fed the cats either. They are both in time-out for not doing their chores.
I'm trying to be matter-of-fact. I expect him to lie until whatever the real issue is has resolved.
If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears.