I defingered my child – I had no other choice!
I woke up the other morning and went into the kitchen to make breakfast. Not to my surprise, I found that my daughter had yet again gotten up before me, and left a trail of destruction. Her crayon set was scattered across the kitchen floor, and the walls were covered in a scribbly mess. I used the 'tough love' method, and yelled at her, giving her a bit of a smack around the head. "How am I supposed to get this mess off the wall?!" I yelled, but she just ran away, my discipline methods clearly failing.
Then I walked into the living room to watch the morning news. The curtains were lying on the floor and the room was covered in sofa cushions. I thought to myself, "How on Earth can one child be so destructive?". I knew she was nearby, so I yelled out that if she ever does this again she will regret it. I know she heard me because I heard her run again.
So despite my frustration, I put the curtains back on the curtain pole, and I put the sofa cushions back on the sofa.
By now I was fed up, and just wanted some breakfast. I walked towards the kitchen and heard a smashing noise. I ran to see what had happened, to find that my daughter had knocked over a glass bowl that had been sitting on the dining table. There was glass everywhere, and the bowl was beyond repair.
"That's it!" I said, I stormed out of the room and picked up the telephone. "Hi, can I please book my daughter in for a definger appointment?", "Great, thanks! Bye."
My daughter and I got dressed and got in the car, we headed down the road and arrived at our local doctors surgery. After about 15 minutes in the waiting room, a doctor came out and gestured us into his surgery room. After a quick glance at my daughter's fingers, the doctor said "shouldn't be a problem! Come and pick her up tomorrow morning."
I went home and tidied my house. Relieved that my daughter's destructive ways would be no more, and my house would finally look nice again!
The next morning I happily arrived to pick up my daughter. She was crying, but the doctor said that was just a reaction to the anesthetic. A few days later I took off her bandages, I could see nothing wrong with her fingers, and I never had any destruction problems again.
I would highly recommend defingering to anyone with a destructive child, because I know how limited alternate options are! And despite rumours, sometimes there are no other choices, and we have to do things to teach our children to not be so destructive!
After reading that, would you ever be so cruel to definger your child for simply doing what a child does? No! So would you declaw your cat for simply doing what a cat does...?
Note: This is a fictional story.