Kids can make some pretty amazing messes. From chocolate milk splattered on the ceiling to crayon “art” on living room walls, the disorder left in their wake is a destructive example of trial and error. They’re trying things for the first time, things that often don’t turn out how they planned. Maybe they think they are strong enough to carry a whole box of toys across the floor or that the LEGO set they left lying out was something you’d admire, but either way, adults are often left cleaning up messes of epic proportions. Sometimes, it’s enough to make a parent go crazy.
However, when this young boy spilled milk on the floor, his mom had a very different reaction. She didn’t get mad or upset, but used the experience to teach him a valuable life lesson that he’d never forget. What she had to say is something we should all tell our children.