Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gender Differences: Pencil Sharpener

Me, often with either these words, or some variation on the theme: "Don't play with the pencil sharpener. It's sharp inside and can really hurt you."

Meaghan has never touched it.

Eamon decided to test it out on his finger. He's fine and the bleeding didn't last for long. He would not let me take a photo of his finger wrapped in a Band-Aid.


  1. You can tell that story at his wedding reception one day!

  2. I remember when Kenny was in daycare (around 2 or 3) one boy convinced Kenny to put his finger in a wall mounted pencil sharpener, and then started to crank away. It actually ground the end of his finger nail to a point! Needless to say, I wasn't very impressed with the daycare or that other boy. I'm not sure if I specifically warned my kids about pencil sharpeners, but it just goes to show you that - whether it's curiosity or a bully - there's nothing like personal experience to learn from.

  3. Heehee, boys just have know:) My daughter was like that too though. A sign on a cactus said Don't Touch and she had to find out why, the hard way!

  4. Oh my, sounds like he's one who learns through experience.

  5. Is it wrong to laugh? :) I can picture Claire doing the same thing!