We were (trying to) eat breakfast at the local diner.
With Math Tiles and several books.
John didn’t want academics. He wanted to play with my phone.
So he was pretty close to being mad.
The large cup of water had no lid.
And John whacked it, not paying attention.
And, unintended natural consequences, most everything on our table was no longer dry.
I didn’t say a thing, keeping my mom mouth shut.
He already knew everything I would have said.
He immediately calmed down, said, “it got all wet”.
He got to carry it out all by himself.
A big, soppy pile.
He got to carry it all back inside the house, flatten it out and do his best to dry the Math Tile cards.
I hope he remembers consequences.
Maybe this can help at your home.
Peace be with us,