Last week we borrowed 2 movies from the library. Just after we borrowed one called "The Leap Frog Math Circus", I caught Leeann biting the case as she was watching the movie. She wasn't being mean or destructive, she just had the thing in her mouth and was mindlessly chewing on it as she zoned out to the leaping numbers on screen.
Well, I told her she was going to have to pay for it out of money from her piggy bank, which she had a really hard time with at first. She seemed to understand why that was necessary after she calmed down and we talked about it though.
Today we went to Target to get the Math Circus, but they didn't carry it there so we headed over to the library to pay for it.
I lifted Leeann up to the counter and she handed the movie and a $20 bill over to the librarian and she pointed at the bite marks and said, "I'm really, really sorry that I bit the movie and I would like to buy you a new one." She was such a big girl about it and so apologetic, I was so proud of her!
I was, however a little shocked when she said it would cost $19.98. They only cost $9.44 at Wal-Mart but that doesn't cover the cost of them purchasing the movie and processing it and such I suppose.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure Leeann learned a good lesson out of the ordeal. Although, they did let her keep the damaged movie, so I hope the lesson that she learned isn't, "If I bite the movie I get to keep it." That would be bad!