Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lapse of Judgement

I bought my four-year-old weapons. I don't know what I was thinking.....

She didn't even get to play with them for a day before they were put in timeout....for pummeling her sister...mother....and papa.....

Ever make such a mistake? Please share....

10 comments:

Jana said...

We bought our kids each toy bow and arrows. Nice eh? Every time they get them out I have to say, (or scream) don't aim at the face...DON'T AIM AT THE FACE!! Luckily, most of the arrows have broken.

Danya said...

It seems like most sport toys are weapons in our house, too. We have a t-ball set that flips the ball in the air for the kids to hit and my kids pick the whole thing up like a bazooka and shoot the balls at each other.

Dellp said...

Nice! Buying weapons for children! What's next? An Uzzi or an AK-47?

I also like how the "weapons" got the timeout. I am sure that they were operating independently...

:oD

2busy said...

She has got some aggressive boy behavior. That's what my Miguel would have done.

One Cluttered Brain said...

ALL their toys? They never EVER keep them picked up off their floor! Oh also their clothes, same deal! My kids are slobs what can I say. Their room stays clean for about 2 days...:)

Amberly said...

The best weapon at our house is a wand. They used to be called "boppity boos" and my middle child would hit people with it. I threw it away and blamed my sister in law, because I am mean that way.

William said...

Somewhat unrelated:

On the very first day of school, one of my first grade student's classes worked on their first craft project. I had seen this particular student's scissor-work, and so I decided to help him... hand-over-hand.

Not long after we began cutting our piece of construction paper, my student reached in with his left hand to double-hand the job. As I fumbled to stop him, my thumb slipped through the blades of the scissors just in time to be severed as he clamped down, full force, with both hands!

Yeeouch!

Actually, it didn't hurt as bad as it looked. In a matter of seconds, I'd become the freakshow for an audience of 23 first graders. My thumb (which now resembled one of those trash cans with the flip top) was gushing blood everywhere as I scrambled to the sink to get some paper towels.

It scared the heck out of my student, but you know... I don't think I've ever seen him cut with both hands again. :P

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Our children are perfect - I don't know what your problem is.

stoner said...

Willy...you didn't play with the flap of skin and say "Wa Wa" every time you lifted it? I am disappointed. You have changed Brother! Changed! :P

William said...

I did, actually... but I waited until the bleeding had stopped.

I'm the same now as I've always been - well, perhaps a bit uglier, but I like to call that "character".