Monday, February 11, 2008
SO, Wesley drew on the walls the other day with crayon so yesterday Sydnie and I went to scrub it off with the handy magic eraser. Sydnie REALLY likes using the magic eraser and watching the crayon disapear. So I let her scrub for a while, so I left for 5 minutes and then came back in the room. She was just sitting there and the crayon was still on the wall. Here is our conversation:
ME: Where the scrubber (repeated 4 times)
SYD: I don't know (repeated 4 times) maybe we can us the other one since I can't find the one I was just using.
ME: You needed to tell me the truth on what really happened.
She finally got HUGE tears in her eyes and says:
Oh mom, I accidentally ripped it in half!! She proceeded to cry her eyes out! She showed me where it was (which was in the garbage) and when I found it, there was scotch tape all around it. She had tried to tape it back together so I wouldn't know!! My heart broke and with a lump in my throat said Oh Sydnie you are not in trouble AT ALL, I am not mad you just need to tell the truth the first time. She said "okay mom" through her sobbs! Even though I wasn't mad in the slightest but, I was thinking am I really that mean that she would think I would be so furious over a magic eraser ripping!!? I made a new goal last night to make such a big deal about inconsequential things! My sweet Sydnie humbled me!