Saturday 10 July 2010

Acting appropriately

We were in the sun room with some guests when Corwin decided to start hitting things with an edging strip of the foam mats on which Alice practices her acrobatics. It made a rather loud sound and Corwin tried it out on me. It created a barely noticeable sting so I didn’t pay much attention, although after a bit I tried it out myself on Corwin, then on Charles. Charles started screaming and struggling to escape from the strikes. I paused and pointed out that Corwin, the boy who yells in pain before I make physical contact, didn’t even flinch. Charles says “OK” and no longer has any concerns. So apparently the actual physical experience wasn’t the important thing. He just needed to be told that it didn’t hurt.

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