|This is how it sounded!!!!|
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Crash and Natural Consequences!!! Teaching Real Danger in Real Time.
We all use our senses to tell us what are kids are doing at any given moment in time. We know what it means, when it’s too quiet or too loud. We know the meaning of each scream or cry and the sound of their footsteps on the floor tells us what room they’re in. We use every noise and every combination of those noises to tell us everything our eyes can’t. Most of the time it works great; we hear a noise and we know if troubles a brewin' and if our kids are okay. This was NOT the case when I heard an unbelievably loud and powerful crash – shattering glass and banging metal - followed by Nicky saying “Uh, oh!” I ran toward the sound having no idea what to expect and there, lying at the bottom of the stairs, was our chandelier, smashed on the stone floor. It had dropped some 15 feet to the ground taking out a marble topped piece of furniture on its way down. Glass, light bulb parts and pieces of stone were everywhere. Nicky stood at the top of the stairs; uncertain of what to do, but certain something was wrong.