Sunday, August 9, 2009

Great responsibility

Anytime anything breaks, Wil immediately says, "Daddy fix." Ok, sometimes it's, "Mommy fix." But mostly Daddy.
He has such confidence that we can fix everything. It's a nice feeling, but also comes with great responsibility to actually fix everything. And a slight bit of dread for the day when something can't be fixed. And that day came today.
The back of his garbage truck broke off and it can't be put back on because one of the little plastic tabs broke off. He was devastated. At 2 1/2 he has learned a tough lesson: sometimes things just can't be fixed. He seems to have moved on for now, but I'm waiting to see if he will ask again now that Daddy is up.
At least this lesson came with something small. What if the first disappointment had come with something big like one of the cats dying? I shudder to think of that conversation. Hopefully he will return to his confidence in Daddy's abilities because it is really very sweet and exactly what we want in a 2 1/2 year old. He should be able to trust that Mommy and Daddy will make things right at this age.

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