"Hi Todd." Said Riley as her dad walked in from work.
Riley's friend E stood there, not quite skeptical.
"Why are you calling me Todd?" He asked her.
Riley grabbed his coat collar, pulling him down to whisper in his ear.
"I told E you were my boyfriend." She smirked, letting him in on her tall tale.
E didn't believe it for a second.
Riley totally thought she had E snowed.
Lying requires a part of the brain that many on the autistic spectrum cannot access. So does teasing.
She used to, not understanding teasing, say to her brother,
"Seth.......(in a very teasy voice) I'm teeeeeeasing you." That was her tease. She half got it. And Seth would cry, so it actually was effective.
Now she can tease full on.
Perhaps one day she'll become a better liar too.
Though I hope she never learns the art of lying to herself.