We’re starting off the new year living dangerously, encouraging our kids to do things they probably shouldn’t be encouraged to do. Luckily, at the ages of four-and-three-quarters, and two-and-a-half, their knowledge of “danger” means that both Tiny and Pickle are easily kept on the straight-and-narrow right now, and think that the concept of doing “dangerous things” is a little bit scary, a smidgen naughty, and pretty darn awesome.
Our boys don’t own their own tablets, mobile phones or televisions, and they know that watching cartoons or playing games are a real treat, but it’s still important to me that they are encouraged to investigate the big, wide world around them as much as possible. I love the concept of this book, and I know my family is going to have a lot of fun working its way through all 50 tasks.
Number 01: Lick a 9-volt Battery
Simple. No special equipment required, other than a spare smoke alarm battery, and two excited little boys.
I read the instructions to my wee men, and they couldn’t wait to give it a go…although Tiny insisted I go first to make sure it didn’t hurt. When I said it tingled, he decided it was safe to try, and then we were off on a battery licking marathon. Pickle didn’t like it. “It hurt,” he told me sadly; he declined second turn.
“It feels like someone is tickling my tongue!” Tiny giggled, demanding to do it again…and again…and again.
50 Dangerous Things: 01 Lick a 9-volt Battery – DONE
My boys love that book! We really enjoyed it as a family.
I am seriously tempted to get this book for my girls – looks fun!
That looks very cool….I look forward to seeing what else you get up too…my boy could enjoy something like that if not him I have a heap of adventurous nephews. X
Oh my goodness! What else is in the book?
So many cool ideas!! Things like changing a tyre and playing with fire, climbing a tree and learning to drop from high places…all the things kids seem to be discouraged from doing these days. I’m hoping we can do one each week or so, so look out for more posts!
Love it – look forward to seeing what else you try – I’m sure my boys would be keen to do this one – must remember to do it when we get home!
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