I thought I’d start writing down examples of when my theories worked in my home.
One day we left the house to run errands. I believe my son was 11 or 12 years old. He was asleep and we didn’t see a need to wake him. We were sure we’d be back fairly soon.
We didn’t have cell phones back then.
Not sure what happened but we ended up coming home hours later than we expected.
I was surprised by my son’s reaction.
“WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?”
“We’re sorry, we were on errands.”
“I was STARVING”
“Couldn’t find something to eat?”
“I had to make rice. I made the whole box of Minute Rice.”
And that my friend was a proud moment for me.
He hadn’t panicked. Hadn’t hurt himself or gotten in trouble.
He had searched until he found something to eat. He READ the directions!
He fed himself. 🙂
Of course he made a lot more rice than he could eat. But that was an easy fix to correct.
“You know you don’t have to cook the whole box next time. It’s a cup of rice in a cup of water.”
“I’m proud of you, son. You did a great job of taking care of yourself.”
“I was scared.”
“But you were brave, and I should have left a note.”
“You should have. Good thing I’m mature”
“Good thing son.”