Sunday, November 19, 2006

Learning life lessons

So it finally happened. At least I think it finally happened. Or I don't recall it ever happening in our house before. What I'm talking about is one of my kids (my youngest, Zackery) taking a pair of scissors to his hair. At least he didn't butcher it too badly -- just made the bangs fairly short. Unfortunately the rest of his hair was quite long all over. So today we had to do a "fix-it" cut. He seems to be doing quite well with it, especially considering he's been wanting his hair to be longer and he fought me about getting a trim a couple of weeks ago.

But I think he understands now about what happens when you take a pair of scissors to your hair -- it's gone for good until it grows back in a few months. Sometimes it takes something like this for him to fully understand the consequence to the action. I actually think that's how he learns best. He learned a similar lesson once before when he was about 2 years old -- he flushed his soother down the toilet. There was a visible look of understanding on his face when he realized what he had done and that the soother was gone for good and wasn't ever coming back.

So how many more of these life lessons will we be in for with him??!!

1 comment:

Karl said...

probably not the last time! I had to chuckle. way to go Zack! I was never brave enough to cut my own hair. I also had to think of a story that Klara told me about a hair cutting incident with her doll, but I shouldn't tell stories on her, so I'll let you ask her!
life goes on as we learn life's lessons, not always easy to take, but God intends it for our good, building character into our lives.
God bless you. Karl