Children are naturally gullible. They will believe everything said to them, and sometimes it is fun to lead them along and see how far the deception can go.
But at what cost?
Trust is a fragile thing. Once the tender threads of trust are broken, they are not easily mended.
When I was a little girl, I honestly believed my mom knew everything. She perpetuated the belief, reminding me often when she was right about something. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world to have such an amazing mother.
Then I discovered she wasn’t omniscient and my whole world fell apart.