Faith, age nine, was playing at the house of a friend with a little three-year -old girl. She was being a big help because this little girl was a live wire! Faith let her play with her new little Webkinz. Her only Webkinz. The tag was still attached with the very important code that allows a child to unlock all the online features for each particular pet.
Faith was being very patient, but kept gently asking the little girl to please not tear off the tag because it was very important. The little girl kept taunting her and finally just ripped it off–on purpose.
I braced myself, even coming out of my chair in anticipation of my daughter’s wrath. Faith made a sad face, took a deep breath and said, “It’s okay. Everyone makes mistakes,” and kept right on playing with her.
My heart was bursting for my sweet girl who had shown kindness even when she had been deliberately wronged. This gave me hope that my children are listening, and they are learning. Those days when it feels as if all my kids do is fight, I want to remember this little incident.
This post is linked to Making Your Home Sing Monday.