Posted by One Tired Mama on August 10, 2007
Not sure where to start with this one, I guess I’ll start at the beginning….
A couple of weeks ago, The Boss Man had left our shed unlocked. I knew Fast Boy had been in there and reminded my husband quite harshly about how much trouble could come from an unlocked shed. I was right. The Boss Man promptly locked the shed and kept it locked from then on, but what we didn’t know was that Fast Boy and Princess had hid their previous finds.
When Fast Boy entered our house yesterday afternoon I was immediately reminded of the chainsaw oil smell from a few weeks ago. This was a little different. This was Tiki Torch fuel. And it covered the lower half of my son. He had taken the container out of its hiding spot under the shed and punctured a hole in it to open it when he couldn’t figure out the safety lid. He said that he bit it open with his teeth.
He had poured the fuel on the neighbor’s grass and bushes. (Different neighbor from the water slide incident.) What I also found at the scene of the crime was a lighter that he had stolen from the neighbors porch. I shudder thinking about what could have happened if he had actually been able to light it.
I was at my computer working just like the last time. It wasn’t more than 30 minutes. I thought they were just in the back yard playing. Just like the last time. I try to reassure myself that it isn’t my fault, that I can’t be on top of them 24/7, but when stuff like this happens I am reminded that I really need to be.