But then the tone took yet another turn. I turned around to face my 'son' and my heart sank. He knew the answer was yes. He opened the door to the van, got out, and brought back this:
Part of me felt like I had given many warnings, therefore he needed to suffer the consequences of not having a Ripstik. With the lesson learned being: PUT YOUR THINGS AWAY! The other part of me wanted to go out and buy a new one right away.
Why did I feel so terrible about this situation when he should have known better?
#1, He wasn't the one driving the car that ran the thing over
#2 Gibson paid for this Ripstik with his own money.
They are not cheap I might add, costing approximately $70. Unfortunately, the teaching
Fix a Ripstick?
Long story short, Gibson actually has the money to buy a new one if he chooses. He could buy 3 if he wanted to. The kid never spends his money. I have even borrowed money from him when I was short on cash.
I might also add that he handled this situation with such maturity. I pointed this out to him several times. He took full responsibility, which left me feeling very proud of him. He is such a good kid!
A sweet big brother!
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