Tuesday 30 October 2007

How to teach that patience is a virtue

Another thing that warms a Dad’s heart is the opportunity to make up for a past mistake. Yesterday I caught Corwin with only one sock on, something he’s managed to avoid for months now. As I wreaked havoc on him, Alice joined in to help. After much suffering, Corwin managed to get his sock off but — oh, I chuckle just to think of it! — he left it on the floor. Having learned my lesson, unlike Corwin, I snuck off to acquire the proper tool with which to chastise him. “Look, what’s that?!? A sock! WHACK”. He got that sock off the floor and in to the laundry in record time after that.

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That whack had to feel good…to you, I mean!

Posted by: Deborah on 30 October 2007 at 21:26

Corwin was on the couch this evening, next to Mom, and therefore decided to inspect his foot, because it drives her up the wall. However, Corwin just inspected one foot, leaving him in the vulnerable one sock condition. I took immediate advantage of that, until Corwin managed to get his other sock off. Interestingly, Corwin immediately picked up both socks and put them away without prompting. Definitely a mixed blessing.

Posted by: Dad on 06 November 2007 at 20:22
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