Today I would like to talk about something that has effected all of the moms I know…. a lost toy! My son lost his DSi over the weekend and he is heartbroken! (so are we). It was taken outside (something he wasn’t supposed to do) and played with at a friends house (that he wasn’t supposed to be at) and then left out of his bag and on the bumper of the neighbors car. She went to the store with it on the bumper and somewhere along the trip it either fell off or was taken in the parking lot.
BUT, the message I would like to talk about is the fact that he has lost his toy and we have to teach him a lesson. Somehow the fact that he took it out without asking, was at a house he wasn’t supposed to be at and taking it out of his bag to lay it around, has lost it’s ‘sting’. We have been focusing on his response to the loss of the toy, not what he did wrong!
I find that it is hard to break into his heartbreak over loosing his toy to teach him the lesson that needs to be taught. How do I ‘make it worse’ by impressing upon him that it was wrong for him to do ALL of it?? I feel like I am ‘rubbing salt’ in the wound if I even bring it up, but I also want him to learn from this mistake so that he doesn’t do it again (although he probably will)! Any suggestions??? How have you handles this???
Here is the new listing for today…
Today’s featured artist is UniquelyJenQuiltCreations. This very talented artist started out like many of us – admiring other quilts…. then, she started taking classes. Soon she was teaching them and developing her own designs. I just love her free form designs. These are very much like paintings, but, instead of paint she is using fabric! Please go check out her studio, I am sure that there will be something to match anyone taste and decor! Remember, support handmade artists whenever you can!
For today I would like to leave you with this thought;
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire