“I don’t want to move to Canada” my 8 year old daughter, Sage, said through streaming tears after I informed her that Trump had “won” the election.
“Honey, listen we are not moving to Canada. I shouldn’t have told you that.” I took in a deep breath, sighed, and continued on. “I thought this would never happen. It’s kinda like when I told you there was a Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. It’s something I said that wasn’t true. I thought it was cute and would make you feel good. I’m sorry.”
“What about my friends in school? Their parents said they’re moving to Canada too. I don’t want them to go.”
“I think those parents were just like me. They just didn’t think this would happen.”
Then I did it again, I lied to my daughter.
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