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."