Mariah Discovers Electricity

Tonight during the usual bedtime hubub I went running back to Mariah’s room when I heard her start to cry. There had been no telltale noise to indicate that something had happened, but this was not a whimper as if she just wants to get attention. When I arrived she was sitting on her bed crying but there was still no indication as to why. I asked what happened and she told me that she pushed the humidifier and got an ow. Since the humidifier was still perched four feet off the ground where it was supposed to be, I asked what she meant. She replied that Isaac had unplugged the humidifier and when she pushed it in she got an ow.

I explained to her that it was called a shock and that it was electricity that makes the humidifier run. I told her that if she needed to have it plugged in again that she should just call me.

It’s funny that in all the times she has played with plugs before she has never been shocked, I guess she just got her fingers in the wrong place in the dark when she tried tonight.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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