So, just so you know, here was my parenting choice regarding the needle:
I said: “I really don’t want to give you the I-told-you-so lecture.” (This implies that she deserved it, but saved me from giving it when she needed comfort.)
Then we sat her down and got the needle out.
And then I said, I’m sorry you got hurt. That must have been painful. Let’s put lotion on it and a band-aid and we’ll keep an eye on it.
And then, as any wise mom would do, I asked, “So, what do you think you should do now with the rest of the sewing stuff?”
All’s well that ends well. It’s good to teach them consequences of actions. But comfort for pain is okay too.
And I didn’t have Oberweis!