3 October 2014
The Time I Learned a Valuable Lesson
I could feel the embarrassment and shame eat me alive as I stood there in front of my disappointed father. It was at that moment that I realized I had messed up big time. Someone had snitched on me and I had got in trouble for lying to my dad. Unfortunately, it was not just some little pitiful lie; it was multiple lies about multiple different things.
I had never imagined that I would be the one to lie to my own father and get caught and be in huge trouble. I am not that type of person and I was raised better than that. I will shamefully admit though that I had gotten caught up with the wrong crowd and people that were not my true friends.
They lead me to believe that all I had to do was tell my dad a little white lie about where I was staying and my dad would never know. They convinced me and so that is exactly what I did.
This past summer for July Fourth I wanted to go with my best friend and a couple of her friends to Marianna, AR to ride four wheelers and set
off fireworks. Well, me being my daddy’s little girl I knew that he would never in a million years let me go out of town with boys he did not know so
I thought it was okay to not tell him. I had listened to my friends and gave into peer pressure and lied to my dad about where I was staying on the fourth. I did not think anything of it, I knew he was busy having fun with his friends so I thought I was safe and he would not be questioned.
The next day I went home and hung out with my friends all day and told my dad I was going to spend the night with my best friend and he was okay with it. Later that night at about eleven o’ clock, my dad text me and asked where I was. I was supposed to be at my friends house already but I was not, so I lied and said I was on my way to her house. He got suspicious and kept questioning me and I panicked and did not know what to do so I just did not reply to his text which was probably not my best idea.
A day later I received a call from my dad assuming it was just a normal call asking about my plans for the day. I was wrong, in a firm voice he said, “finish what you are doing and come home and do not make any other plans.” I was confused and shocked and everything that I had ever done wrong was running through my mind trying to figure out what I could be getting in trouble for. At this point I could feel my body shaking
and my hands trembling because I heard the disappointment in my father’s voice and I knew I was about to be in some kind of trouble.
As soon as I walked in to the door, the first thing that came out of my dad’s mouth was, “I’m disappointed in you.” My heart