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    Getting burned, plus the GRAND Social

    A while back, I posted this video in which a grandmother expresses myriad wishes for her grandchildren. At that time, I agreed with much of what she said, including her wish that grandchildren get burned in order to learn a lesson. Yes, get burned. Harsh, I know, but I agreed, for what better way for a child to learn not to touch something hot.

    Well, Bubby touched something hot over the weekend—a hot grill at the neighborhood park.


    Let's just say I no longer agree with what that grandmother said in the video. Screw such lessons, I now say. Especially because it left Bubby fearful where he wasn't before, even to the point of asking Mommy at the grocery store if the cashier's conveyor belt was hot and if he should make sure to not touch it.

    Poor Bubby. He learned his lesson, and I learned mine. Just had to share.

    Now on with this week's GRAND Social!

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, but you must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Posts shared can be an old one or a recent one, your choice.
    • To link up, copy the direct link to the specific post you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below and follow the directions to add your post to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, please, and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky.
    • No contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social linky, is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button using the following code:


    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. All bloggers who link up would be honored to have you click, visit, read and comment.

    READERS and PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS: Please visit the posts others have linked to by clicking on the thumbnail photos. Comments are always appreciated by the bloggers whose links you visit, even if it's simply "Hey, stopping by from GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the GRAND Social!

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    Reader Comments (13)

    I am so sorry to hear about the burn! A burned child is sad thing indeed. I feel bad that he now sees danger where he didn't at his tender age too. Poor guy! Thanks for hosting Lisa.

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    I am wincing in pain for Bubby... how sad he had to experience such a painful thing.. I hope he will get over his fearful trauma and be able to distinguish what will cause him pain (heat) and what will not...
    Heal quickly young man and know that you have Grannies' out here wishing this had not have happened...

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCherry Smith

    Thanks for hosting!

    No, looking at that poor little hand, I can't handle no one getting burned. Too tough of a lesson:(

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn @ My Turn for us

    Poor Bubby -- and poor Grandma Lisa who can't be there right this moment to kiss it and make it all better. I sure hope it heals quickly and doesn't leave a scar physically or emotionally. Big hugs for both of you.

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Aw poor Bubby....I remember one of mine burning his hand on his uncle's lawnmower engine. ugh.

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdebra

    My poor baby! Nope, I would never agree to let one of mine (and he definitely IS one of mine) get burned because a burn is too painful to be a good way to learn something.

    I pray Bubby's burn will heal quickly and that he's not suspicious of too many other things because of it. And, since Mac believes his brother in all things, let his little hand never have to get burned himself in order to believe that HOT things are, indeed, bad things.Bubby can now teach his little brother about the consequences.

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    awww.....I feel so badly about this injury....grandmothers are so vulnerable when it comes to pain their grandchildren experience as part of life....I don't ever want anything bad to happen to anyone's grandkids! EVER!

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Oh my goodness. Prayers for swift healing.

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tucker

    Oh, I hate when they get hurt! Things happen so quickly and we can't always protect them, we can only teach them the best we can, and keep them as safe as possible. Hope he heals quickly!
    <3 "Grandma Linda" @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda A. Young

    Ouch! Poor Bubby!

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger Kay

    So sorry to hear about Bubby's burn. That looks like a big owie!! Hope he's on the mend real soon.

    January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Spindle

    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. It does hurt us when our wee ones are hurt, doesn't it. Praying for speedy healing.

    January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain

    sad--and I don't agree either. My youngest fell in a campfire when she was 18 months old. It was devastating for the whole family (extended too) she had to have skin grafts. The experience changed our lives.

    January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkelley
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