My post yesterday (yup, still can’t do the link thing)and my feelings around the incident made me think of something.
Since Thomas was little I always told family and friends not to throw Thomas in to the air. That dangerous game favoured by family members (especially the tipsy ones) at most family gatherings.
I just didn’t want to deal with the consequences of a child damaged by some family member. My child was born perfectly formed and I was extremely grateful for that.
What would someone say to me if they dropped Thomas and damaged him? Oops, sorry? I’ll get you another one?
Or if their child whacked Thomas against the head and damaged his ears/eyes/brain? “Time out for you!”
And knowing now that Thomas is the only child I have and will have, I am especially careful with him. I am sending a perfectly formed and healthy child to school and would like to get the same child back every day. Thank you.
PS: The diplomat got a talking to and his mom made him apologise to Thomas and she apologised too. Said to please let her know if it happens again and she will take care of it. So all’s well in the mini United Nations.