If You Can’t Take The Heat, Don’t Set A Fire In The Kitchen

Son, as you grow you’re going to find that a lot of people have a lot of ideas about this, that, and the other when it comes to what is and is not a “normal” pace for your development and growth.  In practical terms, this means the odds are that at any given time you’re going to be ahead on somebody’s curve, while being behind on somebody else’s.

I wouldn’t sweat this too much.

With that said, there are some practical guidelines regarding development.  For instance, if you are old enough to tell me that you set the toaster on fire because you put a paper towel in it, you are old enough to anticipate the consequences of placing a paper towel in the toaster.

And I don’t just mean the fire.

(This post was inspired by a recently heard “nightmare babysitting story” from a friend.)


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