Monday, February 25, 2013

That Table is in Trouble!

Our table.  It has received many lectures over the years.
Derek is really good at handling hurts with humor.  So, often, when our children would run into walls, or objects, and would get a little hurt, the object would suffer his "wrath".  For example, if one of the kids ran into the table, and was crying, Derek would give that table a stern lecture, and maybe even spank it.  Pretty soon the hurt child would be laughing and trying really hard to convince their Dad that tables can not hear anything. 

I was surprised the first time I saw this.  I don't think I would have ever thought to do that, but it works.  I have lectured tables and walls myself with resulting giggles, and we all know that giggles are better than wails any day.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I think they got it from their mother. I saw Grandma chastizing a chair when a little one got hurt. Trent does it, too.