Monday, July 14, 2014

parenting fail/success

Parent fail/success: in the busy-ness of Dada getting home, Zoe had gotten hands on a plastic grocery bag. We both are distracted for a moment, then I come around the corner to hear her say "Hiding! Hiding!", plastic bag pulled fully over her head. Immediately I yell "No! No!", Mark echoing as he is right on my heels. We take the bag off, and immediately she is a mess of tears and sobs, scared from our yelling, and not fully understanding what she had done wrong. Poor kiddo probably thought she was being super creative with her hiding "spot", only to have two freaked-out parents yelling at her. It was a good teaching moment ("Plastic bags are dangerous...") but it's hard when you know you scared your kid into crying.

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