Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hypothetical Question

No super glue today as I didn't make it to the store, but if I reposition the e key in place every time I go to type an e, all is well.  Painful, but it works.  So.  Hypothetically speaking, what kind of punishment would you give a child who carves their FULL name onto the table?  I really don't know what would be appropriate "if" one of the girls ever turned crazy enough to do this, but I think I might have to first subject her to hours of torment by telling her that Chris and I would think of an appropriate punishment.  Then maybe I would ask the blogging community after Chris and I came up dry.  Not that any of my perfect little angels would ever do such a thing.  But if they did, what do you think you would do?  I think I might be a little lost if such a thing ever happened.   I remember seeing an article about a decorator at home who had a kitchen table that she freely let her children carve messages into.  I remember thinking what a cool family gathering place that would create and running to Chris to share the idea.  His response was somewhere along the lines of,  "Bad idea.  What would that teach the kids?"  I don't think any kids were listening to that conversation.  Hmmm....

Side note: I am left handed and have heard for many years the "compliment" of , "Wow! You have good handwriting for being left handed!"  Out of 5 of our girls that are old enough to know for sure, one is left handed.  And  for the record, her handwriting rocks compared to everyone else's.  If life was a little less hypothetical, I think you might be able to see that displayed on...oh....maybe our table?  So there! The proof is not in the pudding, but in the wood. :)

Side note #2: I am going to get my photography biz up and running again.  Still in the works, but you can take a sneak peak off to the right over there at Smiling Eyes Photo.  Let me know what you think and any suggestions you might have for me.  


Grandma Linda said...

so its Hannah? I was tring to remember which was left handed!
Daddy's comments: You should be happy she can spell her name!
Let her sand it down?
Make her carve a piece of wood til she's sick of it?
Personally I think that idea of everyone carving messages is that's something a grandma would let the grandchildren do!

Annalia Romero said...

o my goodness. after the screaming rant, I think I would have to consider a lot of different things before potential punishments. old is this child? At least old enough to write and coordinated enough to carve. Maybe old enough to refinish a piece of a dining room table. Grounded until it's finished? In charge of cleaning up after meals until the table is restored and back in it's home in the dining room?
I'm not sure...but I know it wouldn't be pretty.
bought your Thomas fabric today. Hope you like it.