Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Irons Are Hot!

Can I tell you a funny story? Not funny ha-ha but funny, like, is this really my life kind of story? Those stories when that naughty, three letter acronym would be so appropriate? 

Today I ironed. It never happens. I'm talking weddings and Easter and anything linen. That's it.
When the kids came home from school, I felt the need to continuously remind them to 'Be Careful' when walking past the ironing board. For good measure, I threw in 'It's Hot' just in case they were not aware...irons are hot. All sure signs I do not iron with any sort of consistency, especially since they are 12, 9, and 7. Truly at this age, they should have learned it from school or cartoons, an older cousin, right?!? Irons are hot.

After an hour of warnings and reminders about the iron (which is hot), my youngest son walks past the ironing board and sticks his little fingertip directly on the shiny silver metal. His eyes got big and he pulled his finger to his chest. "Ouch, that's hot!"

Really?!? What can I say to that? The boy is 7 years old.  He is one of those people who has to learn a lesson the hard way. I can warn him of dangers until I am blue in the face. But curiosity always gets the best of him. 


I bet he never touches an iron again.


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  1. Replies
    1. I know! Luckily it was on a low setting so no real damage was done. But really?!? This child I stress about :)

    2. You are going to have to watch him closely!! My brother was one of those kinds of kids and they were always taking him to the ER.

  2. Haha! I was the exact same way! I remember my mom continually telling me that no, Crisco does not taste like icing. But it wasn't until I actually tasted a big ol' spoonful that I realized she was right!

    Hope your little one's finger is okay!

  3. hahaha poor kid, I probably would have done the same thing. :)

  4. I guess sometimes kiddos have to learn the hard way. ohhh it sucks but they have to! lol. Found your blog from the Mommy Moments Link up! excited to be your newest follower and read more posts from ya!

  5. Ouch! Poor kid. Thanks for visiting my blog. A new follower here :)

  6. Found you on the mommy brain mixer this week! Following and commenting from http://fluffimama.blogspot.com/
    I hope you'll come check me out and do the same. Thanks <3

  7. I am 33 and the other day I was reminded that the oven is hot... visiting from the mommy mixer

    1. Haha! Are you one of those "kids"? Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Poor guy :)
    New follower from Mommy Brain Mixer. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can :)


  9. Thank you all for stopping by and assuring me this crazy kid will continue to make me worry :) And thank you to all the new followers, I'm excited you've joined us!