Rule no. 1 of raising small kids: Keep sharp and pointy objects away from them.
You would think this is a no-brainer, after all my daughter has been reciting the rules for cutting since she could barely pronounce the words: “‘sefty’ scissors and a grownup”. You would think I’d be smarter than a 4 year old, and keep said pointy objects away from the aforementioned kid. Well, I am only human (and probably a lousy mom too).
I have to confess that I’ve given my child tacks for her desk bulletin board, and later almost stepped on them. Which was a signal that perhaps the people that write such pearls of wisdom as “keep out of reach of children” for a living are not just full of it. So I took away the tacks.
And then there was this. Somebody-who-shall-remain-nameless scribbled on the corkboard, which of course absorbed the ink like rain falling on the Atacama Desert.
Which brings us to rule no. 2: Wait till your kids (and kid’s friends) are gone for college to buy them markers, coloring pencils and such. You’ll live longer.
Time to tackle these problems.
With paint. Many, many coats of
Of course, after I finished sticking the pins on the board, Little Miss Nadia complained that the ship and the sun should go on top and the sea life at the bottom. The way I did it “doesn’t make sense”.
Everybody is a critic!
And that’s rule no. 3: Impart these ancient words of wisdom whenever necessary: “Who asked you?”