Has your ADD/ADHD child ever....

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Registered: 06-06-2003
Has your ADD/ADHD child ever....
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Tue, 08-12-2003 - 4:47pm
Hello Guys,

Last week I was on my way to work when my cell phone rang. It was my husband telling me that our son had decided to cook his shoes in the microwave. Needless to say the house would have burned down had we not had a fire extinguisher. Poor child! :) He wanted to warm his shoes. He has been told by my husband and I repeatly not to put things in the microwave without asking first. Also, we have told him only food goes in. Does anyone else have a story like this?

~Jamie

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-12-2003 - 5:17pm
Oh yeah. Crayons, nothing in microwave for 30 minutes, cheese in there for like 20 minutes........

My son likes to make his own recipes. Here is an example of one of his concoctions...

cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon bits, milk, grape nuts, orange juice, garlic, salt & pepper. All mixed and put in the microwave. I let him experiment like this while I am around. He even eats some of his masterpieces. I also let him make his own popcorn, melt cheese and such while I am close by. This gives him a feeling of being independent. My microwave also has a childproof lock on it. I have to hit several keys & then no one can use it until it is unlocked. Check to see if yours has this type of lock.

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Registered: 06-06-2003
Tue, 08-12-2003 - 5:31pm
HA! HA! Kathy,

We no longer have a microwave. It went up in flames inside. :) We are going this weekend to get a new one so I will check on the child lock.

Thanks,

~Jamie

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-15-2003 - 12:43am
Hmmm, Microwave no....VCR yes. Our VCR has gone through some horrendous things, and finally kicked the bucket last year. The last thing that went into it, was a green plastic "hay bale" from John Deere. Of course, ds was around the age of 3 then.....now that he's 8, I only need to worry about what kind of things he's currently freezing in the ice cube trays.....Lil
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Tue, 08-19-2003 - 1:40am
I dont know how old your son is but mine is 9yrs. old and even on his medication he continues to do stupid things. I have been through sneaking out windows, starting fires, smoking cigs. etc. I know I just look forward to puberty because they say the hyperactivity slows. Just hold on it will get easier :)