Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forgiveness Came


Our kids got an awesome new work station for Christmas, a desk built along the entire length of one wall with nice, comfy office chairs to sit in as well.

For some reason, our youngest kids like to sit three to a chair. We told them over and over not to sit in the same chair (one on each arm, one in the seat) but they just didn't listen.

Until the chair broke.

The kids, knowing trouble was likely coming as a result of this, quickly drafted the following letter with Hubba spelling the words and he and Curly taking turns writing them out.

(Transcription, if needed: Dad PLese DONT Be MAD WE BROke THe DeSK CHAIR WE CRAKD THe SiDE WHeN ALL 3 of us were sitting on it we are so soory. HERE iS OUR MoNeY To BUY A NeW CHAIR WE WiLL WoRK AND EARN MORE MoNeY. We ARE So SoRY love Hubba Curly Little O)

How could anyone be mad after something as thoughtful and heartwarming as this? Disappointed, yes. But mad? Nope.

11 comments:

Kristin said...

That is too adorable! You're right - who could possible be angry! What sweet children you have :)

Rachel said...

Oh man! See that puddle? That's me. Melted after reading the letter. I'd be a dead sucker with this one....

LuckyRedHen said...

The point isn't the broken chair. It's the lesson your children learned by making a mistake (we all do) and being responsible for their actions (wish everyone did) ON THEIR OWN (uncoerced).

(clapclapclap)

cari said...

Awww! I can't say I'm surprised though. You raising some amazing children!

P.S. I'd love to see a picture of the workstation. Sounds awesome!

cari said...

*Wow. That would be "you ARE". Geeze!

Linn said...

I love this so much! (Not the broken chair, those sweet kids and their solution to the problem.)

girlsmama said...

Way to go kids! Way to go mom and dad for teaching such amazing life skills. Now hopefully they'll listen next time...:)

The workstation is something we've been contemplating. Would you be willing to share pictures? We have just begun researching this option.

Thanks!

Sarah said...

Aw, look at their cute little cup with their money in it!!! I'm with you, Gerb. Frustration, sure. Forgiveness, absolutely!!!

Rory, Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care said...

all i saw while reading the letter was, "gerb is a great mom. she taught us how to take responsibility for our actions. take note, other parents. this is what awesome parenting looks like."

Mom said...

This is something the children will never forget! Afterall--Mom and Dad kept warning them Not to do that!! I love how honest they were, and that they offered a solution to their misdeed! I agree with your friends--that is called great parenting!!

Chelle! said...

Aw...this was too adorable. I think it is awesome that they wrote that cute letter. How could you be angry? You are raising incredible future leaders.