On Friday morning, Sassy broke Bossy's Tablet, that Santa brought him.
Livid doesn't even begin to touch the level of anger I felt. And demonstrated.
Sassy, while I love her, is a space cadet. She tends to live in her own floaty world, and doesn't pay as much attention as she should to the goings on around her. She frequently walks into things, knocks things over, etc. We keep telling her she needs to pay attention to her surroundings.
So, Friday morning.....Bossy was connected to his feeding tube, so he asked his sister to hand him his tablet. Tablets are kept in cases, which are kept in a basket, across the room from where he was. His loving sister said sure.
Except, she was playing on hers, and had her earbuds in. Instead of putting her stuff down to focus on what she needed to do, she attempted to juggle it all. And then something on the tv caught her eye, so now she is watching the tv too. And then....
His tablet fell to the floor. We hoped that MAYBE it survived. The back popped off, and another piece came off. MAYBE we could put it back together and it would be ok. Not so much....
She lost her tablet privileges for 1 week, and she needs to work off the money to replace his tablet. We have made a list of "extra" chores and a dollar value for each one. She has until the end of February to earn the money to pay us back for the replacement. We aren't going out of our way to pick gross and terrible chores, but she is less than thrilled with some of the chores.
At first she was going to take the money out of her piggy bank. We said no....90% of the money in the piggy bank came from years of Grandparents feeding the piggy when the visited....misc change we put in there....some birthday money. NO. She did nothing to earn that money, and her piggy is a fat, full piggy. The money to replace the tablet wouldn't even phase her.
I am ticked that we had to buy another tablet. We had it for 1 month!!! But Bossy didn't do anything, and it isn't fair that his is gone. He can use his sister's while we wait for the new one.
Maybe now Sassy will understand that you have to pay attention to what you are doing!