You are sorry

I took Joshua and Savanna to the nearby park the other day before dinner.  Some kids were playing with spray bottles and water guns.  While I was standing there chatting with another mom, a kid came up and starting spraying water at me.  To avoid getting soaked, I jumped back quickly.  I didn’t realize Joshua was standing right behind me, so when I jumped back, I knocked him over and he fell back on his butt and started to cry.

I felt terrible.  I crouched down and tried to console him.  I said, “Joshua, I am so sorry.  I didn’t see you behind me.  I jumped back and knocked you over.  I am really sorry!”

For the next 3 days, he kept reminding me, “Mommy, you didn’t see me, and you jumped, and you hurt me, and you’re sorry.”

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