As he began putting the first bite of his McDonalds pancake in his mouth, I told my son, "It's time you told me the truth." The fork slowly came out of his mouth as he looked at me with stunned surprise in silence. "What are you talking about Dad?" Your mom and I know what you're doing. It's time you told us the truth." From that point on my son lost his appetite as he was faced with the unpleasant task of telling us about behavior that he hoped would stay hidden.