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Parent of two

Parent of two - Lucille Quigley

When you a have two naughty youngsters in the house, there is no surprise to find out that most of the appliances won’t work anymore. Or, let me rephrase that. I am not surprised anymore when I find out that my blower dryer, oven, dryer, faucet or showerhead aren’t working properly. My two sons think that they can fix anything. Even things that do not need to be repaired. 

They are passing through that phase where they know everything and whatever I would say it would be vehemently fought, denied or rejected.

Throughout time I learnt to ignore these incidents and I tried to focus only the important things, like their safety, building up their confidence or teaching them how to be self-sufficient. Before, I used to get really mad seeing that they would destroy things. Then I understood that they were more important to me than some objects that can be mended. 

Some of my friends insisted that I was allowing my sons too much freedom and that I was reckless. They said that I should not allow them to touch so many appliances, explaining that they were not ready to understand how they functioned, or that they could even get hurt. 

On my defense, I will add that discovering how an object works, from A to Z, exploring its uses and functionality, it’s exactly what gives a child the desire to learn more.

This morning, when I went to the washroom I noted that the tub’s faucet was leaking. I know that the kids had been playing with it, turning it on and off while they were in the tub. A few days back, they tried to put a teaspoon inside the faucet. Luckily I got there in time and I took it out of their hands.

Anyway, I will have to look for someone doing installation of security camera GTA. I am able to fix some of the things on my own, but now a faucet. In the past ten years I learnt how to use more of my husband’s tools and I became pretty handy. I am not afraid anymore of using a drill or an electric saw like I used to. 

On my way back from work tonight, I am planning to take the kids to a movie. I will pass by my mother’s house and then we will go to the movie. I promised them I would do my best to spend more time with them outdoors.

 

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A technology fanatic who is also crazy about little jars of creams, Lucille is THE columnist who crashes the trendy cocktail parties looking for exclusive content. Her life, of which she savors every moment, plunges her into the world of the most interesting innovations on the market today. Her blog invites you to discover her favourites and her moods.