I made the mistake of leaving my sewing machine on a table where Lucy could reach it. She didn’t know to push the foot pedal, but she discovered that if she pushed a certain button, the needed would go up and down.
I sat and watched her for a minute, without her noticing, and she just laughed every time the needle moved.
Jace came bouncing into the room and saw Lucy touching my sewing machine. He ran over to her, slammed up the cover on the sewing machine, and said, “Lucy! You are NOT a mommy, and you may NOT touch this. When you have babies of your own, you can make them things with this,but you may NOT do it now.” He took her by the arm, and led her to a pile of books. Then he told her, “You need to stay here, and I’m going to stand right here and make sure you don’t touch that sewning machine again!”
It’s amazing what they learn without us even saying a word, isn’t it?! 🙂