Today Marisol said that kids will never learn from punishment because it just makes them feel worse. So simple. So clear to her young, uncluttered mind.
I read this whole article tonight:
Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
It is worth the read. But be warned: it will break your heart.
These two things are related. Time out and jail time. Yes, they are related. And of questionable necessity in many cases.
I took Facebook off my phone for the past few days. It was a great decision. Then I put it back on today and this evening I've been overwhelmed by what I read. So I took it back off again. Sometimes it's difficult to maintain faith. Sometimes we need to put filters in place so we can be our best selves. (Which is why I question even sharing articles like the one above. But I guess I feel the good outweighs in this case, because it is a lesson in compassion. One that we can all learn and re-learn. Again. And again.)
Today was a really good day in my little corner of the universe. Maybe tomorrow I'll have some time and energy to share and write about it. But for now, it's to bed.
ps Yes, I took the Facebook App off my phone again - Now I just have to resist signing in on the web browser!