Thursday, June 24, 2010
Using a knee injury to teach my children responsibility
Yesterday I had arthroscopic knee surgery and it was amazing for me to learn how capable my children can be when I am laid up in bed. This morning my 11-year-old daughter did some grocery shopping for me while I followed her around on my crutches. She handled everything including swiping my debit card (which was a little scary how good she was at that). She packed the groceries in the car, put the shopping cart away, and then brought the grocery bags in when we got home.
My son even did his chore of washing the dishes without any whining or complaining. Then he helped me with some lifting so I could get some of my work done today. Now they are getting ready to go to the amusement park with their cousins and they are doing everything they need to do without any assistance from me.
Although I will try and avoid any more ligament damage in the future, it is nice to know that my children can be so capable when they need to be. :-)