Mother of Boys

Broken Trust

Davis & Dylan have been mini-Spielberg’s lately catching everything on video tape using our old video camera. Well, this evening Davis brought it to me because he had dropped it and it was falling apart. Luckily Dad was here and he was able to put it back together and get it to work again.

I grounded him from using it for the rest of the day and offered up other choices they could do with their new found time.

A little while later Davis came to me and told me that he was going to try to fix it himself and not tell me that he had dropped it. However, he remembered the story in the friend (Broken Trust) we read together about the little girl who broke the doll but ended up telling her neighbor about it. He said, that she felt better after telling the truth in the story and he now feels better as well. “It worked”, Davis said with a shy grin.

I gave him a big hug, thanked him for not only listening to our stories but also using the lessons learned. It was a bonding moment for Davis and me. I’m never quite sure if he’s ever listening to me or if it’s sinking in. I guess it is and I’m doing my job after all. Who knew?

4 thoughts on “Broken Trust

  1. That’s great! Isn’t it the best feeling when you can honestly say, “He was listening!” Our kids are getting so big!

  2. ♥ What a good boy! I love it when we can see the results of so much teaching (and us wondering if it's working)! 🙂

  3. Excellent! Not at all surprised that you’re a fantastic mom after all I’ve read from you over the years! 🙂

  4. that is the sweetest story!! you are teaching them so well. I LOVE the friend!! i have tried really hard to read my kids a story from the friend in the mornings before school, and i have been amazed also at the things that have “stuck” in there minds with certain stories.
    kudos to all of you!

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