Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What Kids Need To Know about... The House

Welcome to today's House Edition. I have two sickies at home today - what a way for The Bug to spend her winter break - but also her Dad is here having gone to the Dr. this morning. I feel like a short order cook/maid/nurse.....

  • Know where the circuit breaker is and how to use it
  • Locate and use water and furnace shutoffs
  • What to do in case of a kitchen fire
  • Use a fire extinguisher
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Fix a running toilet
  • Hang a picture
  • Use all household appliances

Again, if your child(ren) have mastered any of these skills...give yourself a pat on the bat for your good parenting skills.

I'm off for a few minutes of P&Q after having delivered lunch to the charges. Stay well!

1 comment:

The Source said...

Strangely enough, my kids DO know how to use a fire extinguisher. Owing to the fact that the come from a long line of fireman, they also know how to start fires and burn stuff and how to escape in less than two minutes when the smoke alarm goes off.

When the toilet backs up or overflows...they run screaming from the bathroom yelling MOOOOOMMMMM!!!