Thanks to all of you who shared your thoughts on the original penknife dilemma, I really appreciated all of your opinions and it helped a lot when we sat down and made ‘the decision’…… *drum roll*…..

We bought the knife! Well, I bought the knife for, yes, it is me who does all of the present shopping in this house (ooh, another blog post there I reckon!).Β  I will not glorify it in technicolor (went with US spelling there for trademarking purposes, yuk!), it is a very simple penknife with a wooden handle and a lockable catch.Β  If anyone REALLY wants to see it badly, DM me and i’ll send you a pic πŸ˜‰

I’m really pleased that we did:

1. It proper made his day, he grew about 3 foot and beamed, literally sun shone out of his face like some sort of alien encounter, and

2. He enjoyed his treat of Alvin & the Chipmunks…The Squeakquel, went back to playing Pokemon platinum on his DS and…promptly forgot all about it.

So you see, sometimes it’s the demonstration of faith that’s important… I think this was one of those times.

Thanks again x

Playing with Knives- the Squeakquel…
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6 thoughts on “Playing with Knives- the Squeakquel…

  • March 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm
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    Oooo! Lovely!

  • March 3, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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    oh excellent, and fantastic reaction. He felt the trust but not the need to go and dig holes in the walls with it…yet…

  • March 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm
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    Everyone is happy, can’t ask much more than that πŸ™‚ Jen.

  • March 4, 2010 at 10:36 am
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    Yes, I think you are so right.

    All three of my sons have penknives (aged 8,10 and 12) but I have had to stop them taking them out to the wood like they used to. They used to go and make treehouses and dens and things and used the knives for all sorts of practical and imaginative things. But I was worried they might get into trouble for carrying them so I had to stop them.

    If you show your trust in your children, both through things like you have done here and letting them test limits in other ways, they will reward you by always sharing things with you because they will not worry that you will throw up your hands in horror and stop them doing something without discussing it with them first.

  • March 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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    I’m glad you took my advice πŸ˜‰ Sounds like he had a fab birthday.

  • March 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
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    Thanks Everyone, he mentioned it for the first time yesterday as he found a ‘really good stick’ when out walking the dog. Looks like this will be a gardening weekend so we’ll see how he behaves with it.

    All good for now πŸ™‚

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