How to Become Invisible
This story is a little long, but worth it.
We have a big bag of balls. Owen and Ella love playing with them but they don’t like cleaning them up…at all. Ella asked to play with the balls and Owen decided he wanted to play with them too. I reminded both kids that if they choose to play with them, it’s their responsibility to clean them up. They agreed.
Fast forward 20 minutes. Owen and Ella were done playing with the balls and I asked that they clean them up. Owen was not a fan. I reminded him that it’s his (and Ella’s) responsibility to clean up the mess they made. Owen started to cry and ran to the couch to (probably) think about how unreasonable I’m being. I told him if he needs a break to calm down he can go to his room and clean the balls when he’s ready. Ella followed.
Yes, that story was so worth it! HAHAHA! Now I’ve learned something. First of all your grandson has a great mind that will allow him to find ways out of difficult situations using various methods (and sidekicks!). This will be good in every area of his life. Secondly, your son has the patience of Job…..and apparently as time goes on, he will be needing it!
I’m glad you thought it was worth sharing, Barbara! And, yes, you are right on both accounts!
Oh my goodness!! Kids!!! Parenting…the best and hardest Job you’ll ever have but remembering precious moments like this… Priceless!
OMGoodness, this is amazing!!! I’m so pleased you let Brian share this! Owen is just toooo cute and imaginitive!
Thank you Karen for sharing this about your son and grand-son! I had been feeling down due to a sore hip from a recent fall and not seeing much improvement, so this story really brightened up the morning with a good laugh! That young man has quite the imagination! Next time you see him give him a big hug from Vicki !
Loved his creativity – thanks so much for sharing! Don’t forget if you ever have extra time, I’d love to meet up sometime here in Placentia!
Wonderful story. I love the approach your son has taken in dealing with potential conflict. Your grandchildren are being encouraged to support each other and work things out for themselves. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. ??
That is pretty funny Karen. I wish you and your family a wonderful festive season.