The other day Jay pulled Ellie’s hair. She was very emotionally shaken by this. 😂She couldn’t seem to understand that Jay is only reaching for something to grab a hold of and isn’t intentionally trying to hurt her. We watched as she stood by Jay staring him down. The look on her face had us worried that she might be planning some sort of payback. I slowly stepped closer to them just in case revenge was underway. Ellie is pretty sweet (especially to Jay) but she’s also 4 so you just can’t be too careful. A sigh of relief was heard as she ran to her bedroom crying instead of doing the alternative. She felt better when we used our voices to pretend he was apologizing! Being a big sister is rough but I’m proud that Ellie was able to make the right choice even with the strong emotions she was feeling.
Ellie taught us an important life lesson. We all have strong feelings. Feelings that make us want to act in ways that normally we never would. Thinking before you act makes all the difference in these moments. We should all remember to think before we act this year.
“The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.” Proverbs 14:16-17 NLT