Some parents make the mistake of pushing their kids into seeing the world the way they want them to see it. But kids can teach us so much about how we should look at the world and the everyday things. Just look at what one little boy decided to make of an everyday thing.
Now, Sydney’s mother, Heather Leroux could have bought him some batteries. But, as she explained in her Facebook post, she didn’t want to because her son might take them out and play with them. So Leroux told a white lie and kept telling her son that she cannot find the batteries.
While showing her his toy car, Sydney told his mother that he had finally found the batteries. They looked like batteries. They even fit into the battery slot. But clearly, these were not what would help Sydney’s toy car to work.
Leroux explains it all in her Facebook post. She writes: “His ‘McQueen’ car has no back so I don’t put batteries in case he takes them out and plays with them. So for a few weeks now I’ve had to tell him I can’t find the batteries and we’ll have to get more. While I was cooking, he took it upon himself to go through my gym bag, empty my makeup bag and play with my foundation.”
Why is it always the makeup that kids go for? It’s like they have an innate ability to detect things that will help them make a mess. The foundation was freed from the hands of this little boy though when he found the tampons.
Despite his genius attempt, Sydney’s car wasn’t going to work. “I told him how clever he was, although they weren’t going to make the car turn on! I had to explain to him that they weren’t batteries and that they are for mummy,’ Heather explained.
I’m sure this kid was disappointed when he learned those things he called "batteries" wouldn't work. Maybe he thought he had finally cracked the code to the mystery of the missing batteries. When will that damn car ever get to work again, he might ask himself?
A girl would have had a sadder ending to this story. Her mother would have to talk in cryptic messages. She would say things like, “I’ll tell you all about these when you’re older” or “You’ll know soon enough how to use these.”
Rather, they’ll have you walking a bit like a duck — all funny with random wiggles every now and then. They might serve an important purpose but, really, no woman has ever used these “batteries” excitedly. Have you?