Monday, January 10, 2011

New Rule - No cutting off of fingers

I find having good, solid rules in our house work best. 

Rules like:

  • No TV or computer before homework is completed.
  • If you don't pick up your Lego's before I vacuum I will suck them up.
  • Love your brother, he's the only one you have.
  • Don't ride the cat like a horse.
And now - No cutting off of fingers.

Last week Noah tried to cut off Kiel's thumb with a cigar cutter.

Visol "Slash" Plastic Cigar CutterKind of like this one. Guillotine style. 

It took me a while to figure out what exactly had happened. Once I dealt with the blood and determined that although Kiel's thumb nail was cut through, he was not in fact going to lose any digits, Noah did answer my questions.  
It still wasn't making sense to me so I told Noah to go and get whatever it was that made Kiel bleed.

And then I realized. Chop. Off with his thumb.

Noah thought it would be interesting to see what would happen. And Kiel, who idolizes Noah, did exactly what Noah asked him to do. 

Noah has shown a lot of remorse over the incident, although I still don't think he understands how serious it could have been.

I guess I should be thankful it wasn't some other appendage he was told to put in there.

So yes, we have a new rule - No cutting off of fingers.



  1. OMG! I'm so glad my kids are far apart in age and never thought to experiment on each other. SHEESH!

  2. OMG! See, I had an older brother (almost 4 years apart) and I was always the one "testing" his theories out. Let's see...there was the time he hung a swing in a tree and of course, I was the guinea pig. Sure enough, in the ER w/ 2 broken bones! I could list many more examples, but that one really got him in trouble the most.

    This is just another reason why my son will be an only child!