Our nine year old helped to light candles this weekend. She put a freshly blown out match into the table cloth and it singed a hole. This was done despite clear instructions from us, and full supervision. This reminded me of the time I was exactly the same age and did a similar thing with a rolled up sheet of newspaper and singed a hole in my parents kitchen Lino. Both are pretty bad, but great reminders of the risks matches, candles and similar pose.
Posted anonymously, 6th December 2015