Sunday, August 17, 2014

Do not play with swords when you are supposed to be in bed!!!

I put my children to bed at a decent hour most nights. I assume like I'm sure countless other parents are sure when they put their children to bed that they go to bed or at least lay there and listen to their iPods, read books, or whine for more water.

This morning I discovered that my oldest child has not been doing any of these things. No. He has been practicing his karate. Specifically his new sword kata.

Z: Oh yeah mom...Look.

He shows me his thumb, it has a rather decent slash through it.

Me: Okay, how did you manage that one?

Z: I was practicing my sword kata last night and forgot to remove my thumb before I took it out of its sheath.

Me: That thing has never been sharpened. 

Z: Yeah if it had been I would have lost my whole thumb. 

Me: Sigh, okay so what did you do after you tried to cut your thumb off?

Z: Went in the kitchen, cleaned my battle wound, and put some super glue on it.

Me: Great, so maybe the lesson here is this, DO NOT practice sword kata's when you are tired, supposed to be in bed, and not paying attention.

Z: Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. 

I sent this story to my friend who reminded me "Dull swords/knives are always more dangerous than sharp ones. Don't you know that?

Me: How about unsharpened blunt swords?

"With your kids I'd believe almost anything."

Me: Yup. That's sad.

"I prefer the term entertaining."

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