Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Seize the moment

Marin has field hockey practice in the evening this week. Last evening, I decided to leave her at practice and go run some errands. When I returned, there were no players on the field. After a mad scramble, I learned there had been lightning sighted nearby, the coaches cleared the field, and had the kids all sitting in a van on low ground.

As I approach the van, I see Marin sitting in a folding chair, arms crossed, big pout, and ugly look on her face.

Me: Hi Sweetie. Are you OK?
Marin: No
Me: What's the matter?
Marin: I've told you I need my own cell phone for situations just like this one. But you don't listen to me. What if my coach had to leave? I would be here all alone. How can you do that to a little kid? It is too dangerous for me to be out here with no cell phone.

Wow. She ripped that off like she had been rehearsing it for months and just waiting for the perfect moment to serve it up.

5 comments:

phillycabbage said...

Don't give in! Be strong! Remind her that her coach would never leave her there alone and that she will always be safe even without a cell phone. These kids want to grow up way too fast! Lucas is 9 yrs old and has been bugging us for a phone too. We are sticking to "NO" until he's 13 yrs. old. Wish me luck!

淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

這不過是滑一跤,並不是死掉而爬不起來了。..................................................

林聖瑤 said...

連接生與死這兩塊陸地的橋樑是愛…….......................................................

吳淑芬吳淑芬 said...

連接生與死這兩塊陸地的橋樑是愛…….......................................................

毛彥宇毛彥宇 said...

Man proposes, God disposes..................................................................