A while back hubby decided that the black out curtains in K's room should be on the pull rods. He even hung the pull cord according to directions to make it 'safe.' I thought that it was inadvisable but sometimes the best way to avoid saying "I told you so." is not to comment in the first place.
Yesterday when I went into the room K was standing with the cord wrapped three times around her neck "Mom, tied." I just about had a coronary. Somehow, she actually broke the cord.
In the evening when hubby fixed it to make it safer, he mumbled about how our children wreck so many things. I pointed out that someday that insatiable curiosity and explorative tendencies would make the wonderful outside the box kind of thinkers.