Sunday, February 25, 2007
We have made a pledge that we are not going to stay in the house on Sundays because we all go a bit stir crazy. So today we went for a drive and stopped at a park so the kids could have a play. We found a carpark in the shade right in front of the playground. The kids were so excited Sam flung the door open and connected with the nice bright red shiny Ford XR6 parked beside us. So now, as well as discipling our child we have the moral quandary of whether to tell the owner (who happens to be the only other parent on the playground, so he probably could have picked us out of a line up). The only thing going through my head was the bloody Gandhi quote about be the change you wish to see in the world, sigh. So we took Sam to apologise to the man and explain what happened, he joked that it would match the one on the other side, but I think ours was a much better effort, it was definitely bigger. He isn't sure whether he will bother getting it fixed but no doubt we will know about it when he does. So expensive as it was I am hoping that Sam learnt 2 lessons today, one it is always better to tell the truth even when you know the consequences won't be good and two don't fling the bloody car door open .