Thursday, August 25, 2011

probably a bad parent

So the kid had continuously climbed up onto the dining room table this morning, and each time I got him back down. The last time he decided to take things into his own hands, but apparently missed the chair as a step on the way back down and was dangling off the table for a wee bit.  The table isn't that high, and really I thought hmm, you got yourself into this, and really no real damage is going to come of it except the table cloth is gonna come with you when you fall on your bum.  So I let him fall.  Laziness or trying to teach a lesson too early probably, but he didn't get hurt one bit.  So parenting failure or not, it is what it is.

1 comment:

  1. Some time or other he really will fall and get a bump or two. You pray they aren't serious, but you also are going to have your back turned at some point or be in another room. If he learns how to get himself down from high places without getting too hurt, that's a good thing.

    Of course, it would be even better if they would just stay on the ground and not climb everything in sight, but that seems to be an unattainable goal.

    Hope you are feeling ok these days.