She was “caught red-handed eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut,” but even with the treat in plain sight, this 3-year-old fabricates some stories about how it wasn’t her.
“So, what did you do wrong?” the little girl’s mother asked while taking video with her cellphone.
“I did nothing wrong. I did everything right in my room,” the girl named Tiffany said, launching into a story — the kind that only seems to make sense to children — about Daddy crying and being in time out, and then she ended it restating that she “did everything right.”
But then mom spots the flaw in Tiffany’s plan.
“What is that?”
“Were you supposed to get a doughnut?”
“No,” Tiffany said hiding the majority of it under her hat.
So why did she do it?
Here comes another story involving being in her room and Daddy being mad at her this time.
“Daddy’s not even here,” the mom said.
Mom has Tiffany uncover the rest of the doughnut but the girl still maintains her innocence, eventually saying that someone took it out of the “doughnut thing.”
“It was daddy.”
Tiffany goes on to place the crime on others, denying blame herself and even says that if she gets punished she’s “not going to love you any second.”
But mom doesn’t care.
“That’s OK. You don’t have to love Mommy, but you do have to be obedient.”
Just watch what how the whole thing unfolds:
Tiffany’s mom wrote on YouTube that her daughter got the doughnut even after she was told she could have one after lunch. If the famed “marshmallow experiment” has taught us anything, it’s that some young children have a hard time with delayed gratification.
Perhaps Tiffany’s mom could take a tip from a study that came out last week, finding that kids who listened to stories like “George Washington and the Cherry Tree,” which highlights the positive outcome of telling the truth, encourages children to ‘fess up when they’ve done wrong.