Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A Conversation with Charlie (age 4) About Safety

Charlie, Kate, and I were sitting around lighting a Care Bear birthday candle, occasionally singing "Happy Birthday", and blowing the candle out. They got more and more excited and started hovering over the flame, putting themselves in danger of catching their hair on fire.

ME: Hey you guys, you need to scoot back a little. You're too close.
HIM: Why do we need to scoot back.
ME: Well, you know what will happen if you get too close to the flame?
HIM: We will all burn to death?
ME: No! No no. Your hair might catch on fire a little.
HIM: Oh.
ME: You won't burn to...no...
HIM: Oh. Okay.
ME: Hey, you wanna melt the Care Bear's face off?


Anonymous said...

Please, oh PLEASE post a photo of the melty-faced Care Bear candle!

Tina Rowley said...

Oh, man.

"We will all burn to death?"

I have no words.