1. I did not see
2. I did not think
3. I did not know
These were on a sign at Ft AP Hill, where DH has spent the majority of his summer. He took a photo of it for the boys and had them memorize it. He never sent me the photo or I’d post it.
Now, whenever the boys do something wrong & hurt themselves or something else we ask them “What was the cause of this accident?”
I DID NOT THINK by far tops the list as most common reason.
I DID NOT THINK that dragging my brother around on a small carpet by a dog chain attached to his pants would rip his pants down the side. We were just playing
I DID NOT THINK wrestling with my brother by jumping on him repeatedly would cause my knee to connect with his nose and make it bleed.We were just playing
I DID NOT THINK I would miss hitting my brother with the wiffle balls we are throwing at one another and break the lamp instead. We were just playing
I DID NOT THINK throwing my stuffed animals at the ceiling fan to make them fly could break the ceiling fan. It never has before. I was just playing
I DID NOT THINK shouting BOOOO at the cat would cause him to scratch me. I was just playing
I DID NOT THINK my brother would spill the glass of juice he was hold all over the place if I bonked myself into him. I was just playing.
I DID NOT THINK if I smacked my brother for touching my stuff that he would body slam me to the floor and try to bite my ear off.
I DID NOT THINK if I hit my unwanted food under my seat cushion it would attract bugs and start to smell. This also qualifies as DID NOT KNOW because all the rest have a clear repeatable history behind them, whereas this was a new action.
Notice no one ever gets into any trouble for sitting around reading a book?
I told DH that really the main cause of accidents in our house is
I DID NOT BELIEVE MY MOTHER
because every one of those things I just mentioned happened AFTER I told them what bad things could happen if they did it.
What’s the main cause of accidents/injury at your house?