While in Texas, we spent a couple of weekends with good friends of mine. When the husband was done washing some cups in the sink, J pointed and said “bubbles?”. I said, “why not?”.
I sat him down next to the sink (not with his feet inside) and let him reach in with his hands. It didn’t take but a second for those toes to make it into the water!
We had to do a wardrobe change after, but who cares when your kid’s having this much fun?
This is a situation where some parent’s might ask me “why would you let you kid do that?”. My answer…”why not”!
I have four rules that I go by when I decide if J can do something or not.
- Can he or someone else get hurt?
- Can he or will he break something?
- Will this be a nuisance to others?
- Does it go against our family values/morals?
If the answer to all four is no, then we go for it!
In this situation, I got all 4 no’s so I let him play in the bubbles. In general, I say “yes” as much as possible, and I pick my battles. I didn’t see any reason why I had to say no. It was a new experience for him and I try to give him as many new experiences as possible.
Would you let your child do this if he asked? Just wondering what others think.