Monday, April 18, 2011

Obsessed Over Outlets

When Jake was around the age of two or three he had a fascination with outlets, thankfully I had outlet safety covers on all of them throughout the entire house. So I thought…
One day though, he watched his dad take a outlet cover off with a screwdriver to paint a bedroom, and this changed the game entirely.
Later that night after I put Jake to bed, he got out a small screwdriver he had hidden in his room earlier in the day (good eye, dad) and proceeded to take all the outlet covers off in his room, place them in a pile and then go to bed.
The next morning I stood in disbelief and almost in tears, thinking about what could have happened with Jake sticking a screwdriver into even one of those outlets. That was the last time he got his hands on a screwdriver!

It just goes to show, no matter how safe you think you are… there is always going to be something you never thought of that comes up. Kids are crazy!


  1. How I agree it seems the children are one step ahead than the parents.
    Loved the post.

  2. To a child with a hammer everything is a nail - haha!

  3. That shirt is funny! Your child is very observant. He pays attention and remembered how to do it, the only thing is, is the What if?
    He's safe though, so that's good.

  4. That's life, you do the best you can and trust in the Lord.

  5. I used to tell my kids not to take my "Fiscars" because they were sharper than most scissors. My son took them and cut my husband's sweater to check how sharp the "Fiscars" were. He was then very sorry for doing it because it was a present from me.

  6. It is so scary how smart kids are and how much trouble they can get themselves into!

  7. Your son and my son should never be allowed in the same room, at least not without adult supervision! Such a familiar tale, and my son learns the same way, just from seeing it once. Scary, yet awe-inspiring.

  8. This reminds me of one woman's story in The Women of Brewster Place. A little girl saw a roach run inside an outlet and put a fork in there. So, yes, I can only imagine your horror.