I love those teaching moments that happen in every day life. Take tonight, a typical family sitting around a table for dinner. Our 6 year-old son finishes his drink and announces, "I need more juice." Seeing a teaching moment in his deplorable lack of manners, my husband looks him in the eye and says, "That is quite a predicament, I wonder what you could do to resolve that problem." My son looks at me, rolls his eyes and growls. I look intently at his glass then announce, "Nope. Growling doesn't refill a glass." Then he laid his head back on his chair and let out a rather dramatic sigh. I peer into the glass, "Nope, I guess sighing won't work either." He looks back and forth from his father to me, obviously wondering just how serious we are being about this situation. After a minute or so of silence, Brian looks at Jake and with just the tiniest hint of laughter in his voice, asks him, "What do you think a good option is to fix this problem." Evie, who has been watching this exchange with some interest, pipes up, "Abracadabra!?" Brian burst out laughing and said, "I guess you can try magic, let me know how it works..."
Christmas Boot Camp 2012
4 years ago