Today while blogging and surfing and such, my 4 yr old son went into the “craft cabinet” to get his pencil box. I asked “what are you doing? You’re supposed to be watching your video.” To which he replied, “the rubberbands on the lamp are bugging me. I need my scissors to cut them off”. Background: whenever my husband finds a hair elastic lying around in the living room, he hangs them on a decorative part of our table lamp. We(myself included) don’t actually put things away in our house, we just find places to put them for later. And of course, being a good mom, I tell him no, he may not have scissors to cut off the rubber bands and please go back to the living room. Which he does.
Fast forward to 8:00 pm. Kids are in bed. My husband and I are sitting down to watch tv and I want to turn on the lamp. Click. Nothing. Click, click. Nothing. We check the outlet and wiggle the cord. Nothing. I turn the light bulb a little. Nothing. I jiggle the cord coming out of the lamp. Wait. What???!!!!!!!!
The lamp cord is cut. A clean cut. It is also burnt at the tip. Which means someone got a bit of a jolt using metal safety tip scissors to cut the cord off the lamp. HE CUT THE _____ CORD! Who does that? We haven’t found the scorched scissors yet. And thank God they had safety tips. He could have poked himself. At least he didn’t pee on anything.
Good grief do you know what could have happened? And here I was typing away and clicking around. I heard no scream. No one came to tattle. This is why I am no longer allowed to blog. Because I let my children have scissors and cut lamp cords while they’re plugged in.