Tonight, we had a jumping-on-the-bed incident.
Yes, I know - children jump on beds! It's fun! It's irresistible!
Some months ago one of my boy's beds broke after a jumping episode, and it took much time and effort to repair, so we have decreed a moratorium on the activity.
I have a very negative memory of being punished for sitting on a bed at a relative's house - sitting, not jumping! - as a child. I had been told, perhaps repeatedly, not to sit on the beds in this house without the bedspread being pulled back, but I forgot. So in this negative circumstance with my own children, I think about if and how this incident will be remembered by them. And, how severe is the leg injury - should we pack up and go to the ER? Will tomorrow be spent fixing the bed? And what about impulse control. Need to read up on that; trying to remember if that can be taught or if the frontal lobe of the brain just needs to develop some more.
Turns out, the leg's ok, the bed's ok. The boys are asleep now. Tomorrow is another day.