What Would You Do
My husband and I try to teach our kids that they can do anything – there are no limits. We want to make sure they understand that their special needs do not need to be a hindrance – they can still achieve anything they put their minds to.
As a result they sometimes do things that make us a little less than happy. Remember the black sharpie all over ever piece of newly refinished furniture? Their intention was clear although I was a little less than pleased with the result. They however, were thrilled with the result.
This time… My husband was not home and I ran downstairs to let the dogs out. Keep in mind we have a totally fenced in yard. All I literally need to do is run them downstairs and open the door. In that time, my conspiring kids decided to do an experiment which consisted of:
An empty Frappuccino bottle
They wanted to make their own lemonade but with orange juice. They filled an empty frappuccino bottle half full with orange juice and filled the rest with water. Then they put the cap on nice and tight – because of course they didn’t want it to spill. BUT they wanted warm orange-ade. So they put the sealed tight bottle into the microwave for what they described as five zero zero!
Fortunately, since I had only run down the stairs then back up – it was about 45 seconds in when sparks started to fly. When I calmly told them they could not put metal into the microwave and next time they wanted to use the microwave an adult needed to be around – their response was…
“Since you have sooooo many rules could you just make us a manual of the things we are not allowed to do?”
Okay – so here is the manual:
Don’t blow up the house
Don’t blow up anything in the house
Don’t try to make the toilet water do tricks
Don’t use permanent markers on anything other than paper
Don’t use sharp objects without adult supervision
Don’t plug anything in without permission from an adult
No experiments without assistance from an adult
Do I have it covered?