Okay, seasoned parents, tell me this: How old was your child the first time you demanded they repay you for something they broke, or, ehhh, destroyed?
The children responsible for shredding the upstairs bathroom's shower liner are 5 and 3. And currently have no means of income. And yet, the first words out of my smart mouth we're something along the lines of, "You're going to pay for this!"
Come on, don't they know the current state of the economy? And our family has not budgeted for extra shower liners at the end of the month! What were they thinking? Clearly they were not.
Now, one could say that, possibly, as I was the on-duty-parent at the time, that this may have been my fault. One could also not say that. And I would prefer them not to. I was busy. with something very important. very. important.
I was sewing.
And one could say it was because of them that I was sewing. I was sewing a Thank You gift for my mother's good friend, Judy. Judy is the sweet woman who gave me my first sewing machine when I was newly married and wanted to make banners for Jesus. Really, I did. Worship banners. And I still do-want to make banners to be used in worship. But I made one. and it was harder than I thought. So I talked to a woman who led a Banner Ministry for an amazing church in Houston who said she received each "pattern" from the Holy Spirit. I guess I'm still waiting for a pattern.
Anyway, back to a gift for Judy. Judy's daughter just had a baby, so I made a Valentine's diaper cloth and a matching crayon roll for the Big Sis. This is a thank you gift, because Judy always goes above and beyond with Christmas gifts for my kids. And I have yet to send a Thank You note. Really, I am so bad at that. Must get better.
Any ideas for making my kids pay? I mean for the shower liner? Anyone know of a shower liner coupon floating around out there?