Monday, April 16, 2012
There Are No Accidents
Someone once told me, the hardest part of being a parent is not laughing at the things your kid says while you're trying to be stern. I have found this to be true on many occasions. Like this afternoon, for example.
Juju, our 4-year-old, has been on a Kung-Fu Panda kick lately (no pun intended). He was carrying around a plastic water bottle which he did not have permission to have. We told him to be very careful with it so he wouldn't spill any water in the living room. Sure enough, just seconds after we said it, he dropped the bottle on the coffee table, soaking the clean laundry that was laying there.
"Darn it boy, didn't we just tell you to be careful or you'd have an accident?" I shouted while mopping up the wet table.
And, like a little Dragon Warrior, he solemnly replied, "There are no accidents."