Thursday, 23 December 2010

Teaching them a bit of independence

The thingumybob that the family use to play films on the television from shiny silver discs has been playing up for ages.

This leads to a fair amount of muttering and grumbling and jumping up and down from their chairs and pushing and tugging at leads and sometimes propping up the box thing at funny angles.

This puts me out a bit, to be honest, as of an evening my place is centre stage in the living room and they have to keep invading my personal space to try and sort it out.

Anyway, the Lady Of The House bought a new one the other day and the Man Of The House had to get it out of the box last night and plug it in instead of the old one.

This also led to a fair amount of muttering and grumbling, pushing and tugging and jumping about. I thought about offering to help - but I think they have to learn how to do these things on their own. Sometimes you just have to give them a bit of independence and let them make their own mistakes.
Come on, MOTH, it's easy enough

Should I offer to help?

Where's he gone now?


Mr. Pip said...

Yes, I agree just let them figure it out on their own! We can't solve all their problems.

Your pal, Pip

Sue said...

Winnie, Think you were wise to let the MOTH deal with it. Hope it's sorted now and you can rest in peace.

Tucker said...

Good for you, Winnie! You have to let them grow up sometime!

houndstooth said...

Winnie, I think you chose the right tactic! Hopefully they'll be completely independent soon. How did they ever manage before you got there to sort things out?