Monday, June 13, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday -- Making A-Mends

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Lavender Luz, "Perfect Moment Monday" is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

Starting a Perfect Moment Monday post with the news that one of my teenage boys punched a hole in the wall out of anger is ironic at best.

Testosterone, teenage-hood and strength may not always be the best combination.

And so, one of my kids (not mentioning any names), punched a hole in the wall. For those of you with younger kids, I know you are probably shocked.

If you have or are raising teenagers, you know that this sometimes happens (even though it's not pretty).

One of my friends told me that she still has a hole in her wall from one of her sons losing his temper.  Instead of repairing it, she has simply hung a picture over it. Her intention is to show his kids someday. HA!

The consequence to my unnamed son, was to get the wall fixed. He either had to call to get an estimate, set it up and pay for it OR fix it himself (probably with hubby's help).

He was restricted from precious time with his friends until he made significant progress towards getting this done. That was incentive enough.

By himself (because handyman-hubby was out of town)...he got online and learned how to fix a hole in the wall. He searched the workbench in our garage to find the materials and tools he needed to fix the hole. AND HE DID IT ALL BY HIMSELF!!!

He was SO proud of himself. He said, "I could be a carpenter or a handy man!" And I reminded him that he could be and do anything he put his mind too (very motherly comment, I know...but true, nonetheless).

As he was spraying the texture on, I said, "See there! You even learned something," referring to the skill of dry-walling.

And he said (are you sitting down)..."Yeah, I learned not to punch a hole in the wall."

THAT was the pinnacle of the Perfect Moments!

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Loralie said...

I love it! There is nothing better that hard work and/or natural consequences to redeem ourselves from mistakes. I have no doubt that he learned a huge life lesson here and he doesn't even know it yet!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

What a fantastic perfect moment! Love this:


One thing that's great about stubborn kids (I was one, as you may remember) is that when we channel our hard-headedness, WATCH OUT WORLD!