childhood lesson #47:You are not a comicbook hero

Conversation in our living room, last night.

ME, indignant. “Who threw a hammer at the pumphouse door?!”

ALL 3 BOYS: “Not me!”

ME, frustrated: “SOMEONE did. There is a dent in the door and a hammer laying in front of it. Clearly, somebody hit the door!”

A BOY, guiltily: “I might have tossed the hammer in the general direction of the door, but I didn’t MEAN to hit it.”

ME, irritated: “Well that just isn’t smart, son. Why would you DO that?

BOY: “I don’t know.”

ME, quieter: “You need to be more careful, okay?
Because now there’s a big, ugly dent in the door.
Do you have the money to pay for a new one?”

BOY: “But I didn’t MEAN to make a dent!”

ME: “That’s my point-you need to think before you act!
I mean, that’s just stupid…who throws hammers?!”

BOY: Ummm. Thor.

Little Brother (piping up in his defense):
“And Mario, on the Gameboy.”

3rd boy: “Yeah! Maybe lots of people really like throwing hammers?!”

ME: “Well, not us. No one in OUR FAMILY better throw a hammer, again. Got it?”

ALL 3: “Yes ma’am.”


About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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One Response to childhood lesson #47:You are not a comicbook hero

  1. Brian says:

    Haha. I never did anything like that when I was a kid.

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