So I spend time talking about, reading about, and looking for justice. More on my thoughts another day. Today, justice as a 7 (and a HALF!) year old sees it.
Background: Ben hit Hope. Hope tattled. Ben went to time out (put himself there in fact because he knew what he did was wrong). Ben apologizes. Â An hour later Hope was apparently still thinking about it and decided that Ben should lose a sticker for hitting her. So the conversation went something like this:
H: Ben should lose a sticker for hitting me, that’s fair because he did something wrong.
Mommy: well, Ben was punished already wasn’t he? and didn’t he say he was sorry and you tried to forgive him?
H: yeah, but it’s not enough.
M: Ok, so there should be two punishments when he does something wrong?
M: Ok, but just so you know, that means that for yelling and giving me attitude a few minutes ago, you’ll need to lose a sticker too.
H: well, no, I had to leave the room for that.
M: yes, but you just decided that there should be TWO punishments for doing something hurtful. You said that was fair.
H: no, Ben should get two punishments, THAT is fair. I should get… oh. nevermind.