What followed was a very LONG lecture regarding warning labels.

Dylan was sitting on my bathroom counter, chatting with me as I put on my make-up.

Suddenly he said, “Oh awesome!! Can I?” as he’s looking at my hairdryer.

“Can you what? You don’t have any hair! You don’t need to use my hairdryer!”

“No Mommy, I don’t want to dry my hair with it. Look! Look at this label! The picture says if you put the hairdryer in the bathtub it will make sparks! Can I try it?”

Then I had a near heart attack, realizing that for my five-year-old, warning labels merely look like suggestions of fun ideas.


So between my initial shocked overreaction, and a subsequent calmer discussion about why the hairdryer in the bathtub is a very bad idea, hopefully he’s no longer tempted to try and make the sparks.

We had a long talk about what a BIG RED SLASH through pictures mean.


(This whole episode really freaked me out. It happened last week but I was too shook up to blog about it until now. Consider this post a Public Service Announcement: Talk to your adventure seeking children about warning labels.)

3 comments on “What followed was a very LONG lecture regarding warning labels.

  1. I know this is a late comment but I’m a little behind on my blog reading and YIKES!!!! This sent chills down my spine. I am going to have a talk with my boys right now. Thanks!

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