Combustibles. Preschoolers. What could go wrong?
I think it’s a very important job of parents to teach children how to have a kick ass fun time with fire without burning ourselves, our homes, and our environment. Playing with the elements (earth, air, water, and fire) is essential for children to understand basic concepts of science, be able to indulge simple urges in harmless ways, and to realize the responsibility that comes with all the fun that is had when creating mud pits, kites, waterwheels, gardens, and even bonfires.
And yes, much of my backyard does in fact resemble a World War One battlefield.
As long as the drunk babysitter tells the toddler to DEFINITELY throw it before it blows up, I’m okay with it.
Iron oxide. Aluminum powder. A shaving of magnesium.
Ah, the simple joys of chemically-inclined children!
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