Monday, April 12, 2010


My oldest son learned today that there are consequences for his actions.
He stole something from school yesterday.
And today, he had to tell his teachers and apologize.
He didn't steal much. That wasn't the point. He stole five plastic games pieces.
It was the lesson he learned form it that mattered most to us.
The Man and I remember quite clearly when we've had to swallow our pride and embarrass ourselves to fix a wrong.
I don't think Bug will forget this lesson any time soon.
At least, I hope not.
I hope teh shame The Man saw on our child's face when he confessed will stick with him for life.
I hope the next time he gets the urge to five finger discount, he thinks twice and remembers.
I hope this lesson sticks.

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