My Mom has been visiting the past few days and helping me with the house. Today she took a quick look at the yard and headed out with some garden scissors. The boys wanted their own pair and she gave them some clippers. Before I knew it, she had helped Alex create his own special “Alex Cave.” When I left to take Mom to the airport, the boys were happily cutting away in the woods creating Alex’s cave.
The problem arose when I came home to find the neighbor had joined the boys. The three of them were outside with not only garden scissors but large clippers, unsupervised, and having the time of their lives. I explained it might be best to only use the cutters when an adult was present – especially when a friend was visiting.