Books went flying down to the ground. Screams filled the dining room. My heart skipped a beat as I quickly assessed the situation for injuries and damages. You know that feelings when you aren’t so sure if all your kids are alright?
Realizing that nobody was hurt I moved on to understanding what had happened. Two boys had just happened. Two lively, energetic and playful boys had struck a bookshelf with a soccer ball knocking down books and shattering a flower vase.
Our family rules are clear about balls. Outdoors or in the playroom, that’s it. The books mixed with water, glass and droopy flowers all over the floor made it clear as to why we have that rule in the first place.
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