Recently, my almost two year old has started lying. It has taken us by a surprise; we are not sure if she means to lie, or if she doesn't understand what she is talking about. I'll give some examples...
The other day she was in a room by herself and I was just outside the room. No one else was around. All of a sudden I hear a thud followed by a cry. I checked on her; she had just fallen off a ball while trying to sit on it. Anyway, she wailed, "[her older sister] pushed me." Holding my laughter back, I calmly corrected her, "No, [daughter], you just fell off."
Then again, today, after her father gave her a bath and was trying to dry her, she came wailing to me, "Dada hit me. [her older sister] hit me." Nothing of the sort happened, she just wanted to run around wet instead of be dried. We both corrected her that no one hit her, that we just dried her.
I imagine that she is "lying" because well, at least in the first instance, she is used to only falling down because of her elder sister pushing her. So perhaps she thinks that she only falls when she is being pushed. No clue about the second one; maybe she feel that she needs a reason to cry? Not sure.
Has anyone run into this, if so, how did you deal with it?