I was trying to get to Chapter XIII of Una's Latina Christiana DVD, but the remote was not working and I couldn't get the arrow buttons to function. I had put new batteries in recently, so I knew that that wasn't the problem. I was getting very frustrated and Una said, "Try banging it."
I tossed down the remote in frustration and said "That won't work."
"That's what we always do," she said and picked up the remote.
"Una, nothing was ever fixed by--" and here I heard a banging--"banging it."
She was laughing now. And the DVD was on Chapter XIII.
Today Gabriel was sour because the red "eyes" of his toy robot wouldn't light up, despite new batteries. A few hours later he came to me in the kitchen, excited.
"Look! It's working now! I fixed it!"
"How did you do that?" I asked.
"I just banged it."
Apparently Una's brothers are learning lessons from her that I have not.