Dopey had some major making up to do since he really got the little man mad at him for eating his Halloween candy. He felt really bad, and wanted Dane to like him so Tuesday morning he was sitting on the kitchen table with an I'm sorry sign and some Christmas candy for the little dude. Nothing says I'm sorry like a candy cane filled with Reese's cups and a box full of starbursts.
What a great opportunity to make this into a valuable lesson this Christmas season. People make mistakes, we should apologize when we make mistakes, and that forgiving those who do us wrong is very important.
Dane was soooo excited to see that Dopey brought him some new candy. And he was over the moon that he told him he was sorry. I had to go to work before Dane was awake, so I missed out on seeing his happiness, but Kevin took some pictures and I ended up talking to him on the phone. He told me all about it how Dopey was sitting at the table with a sign that said I'm sorry, and he brought him Christmas candy. He did mention that Dopey still needs to say sorry for making a mess with the toilet paper in the tv room, but he was besides himself and was so happy. He told us that he forgave Dopey for eating his candy.
It was a success. And Dopey was back to being on Dane's good side until...
It was all good in the hood till Dopey thought it would be a good idea to tie Batman and Superman and himself to the ceiling fan and go for a ride. Dopey really thought Dane would think it was hilarious that they were flying around. But, not so much. He wasn't hurting his superhero friends, just having fun and being a little crazy.
Dane did not think it was funny. At first he was mad that his friends had been tied to the ceiling fan, and then it quickly turned to sadness. He started crying saying that he would never be able to play with Batman and Superman again, because they were to high to get down. No idea my kid could be so dramatic. Kevin untied Batman and Superman right when he got emotional. In his defense, we had a really rough night last night so I think he was realllllllllly sleepy and cranky when Kevin woke him up to go to school. He had come in our room around 2 in the morning complaining his ear hurt, ended up laying with us in our bed and was restless the rest of the night. Kevin nor I could go back to sleep with Dane in the bed because he was moving all over the place. Made for some cranky parents in the morning as well. :)
But, anyway Dane was cranky to begin with and emotional about his men riding the fan. So...
I would say Dopey's idea of a good time was a fail. Sigh.
At dinner he told me he wasn't mad at Dopey anymore. I told him that Dopey was just trying to have some fun, and he agreed. I'm really thinking the lack of sleep played a big part in the emotional breakdown. Ha
Oh Dopey... what will you do next??