This video was sitting in my Direct Message folder on Instagram and immediately I fell in love with these parents. Well, immediately I gasped at the sound of technology being destroyed. And then I heard the mother exclaim, "Oooh Shiiiiizaam" and laugh and that's when I wanted to go find them and hug them. I don't know if I would be so restrained and laugh as both of these parents did when their toddler destroyed the television.
But, I know it's just stuff. My kids don't quite get that concept yet. I am always telling them to keep their rooms clean, respect the home and car, hang up their clothes, don't spill, wipe your shoes, all that jazz. Which I think is important, because children need to respect the items that their parents worked hard to purchase and provide. But, when something breaks or spills or ruins, do I remember that ACCIDENTS HAPPEN? That the spirit of my children is more important than something that will eventually end up in a thrift store or landfill anyway?
I asked this mother, Carrie, to email me the video so I could post it. In the subject line, she wrote "Daddy gets a new tv." You can either laugh or cry, and when it comes to little children and accidents, I hope I laugh more like these parents.
What do you think? Would you have laughed and refrained from cursing, too? Does this video make you cry or laugh just watching it?