Sunday, February 8, 2009

Safety First

Every once in a while the American part of my brain kicks in and says, "Hang on, this just isn't safe."

Here are the matches that I purchased for Audrey to do her homework one evening. The assignment was to create shapes out of matchsticks.

Here is a beautiful birthday cake that had five large sparklers on top of it and 20 small children gathered around it.

And my favorite unsafe children's activity: students in polyester costumes, jumping though a flaming ring at the Lotus Valley International School's annual Sports Day.


thenguyens said...

I know I shouldn't laugh, but since nobody was hurt, I will. Love your observations. Looks like OSHA would have a field day there.
A lot of what you post reminds me of things we saw during our time in Vietnam. One of the most unsafe things I remember was a van driver ashing his cigarette a few inches away from a gas container.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

My nervous disorder would need medication if I lived in India. The birthday cake is going to freak me out for a while. Artie would have shit his pants!!!

TheKidz said...

What we didn't tell you is that the six year old birthday girl was holding a seven inch knife to cut the cake. During the "fireworks," we kept hearing Audrey's voice above all of the Hindi: "watch the knife, watch the knife!"

David Hoster said...

I think we'll check out the flaming hoop for the new playground at St. George's. Probably the annual safety inspection will be OK with a good fall zone on the far side of the hoop. I'll give 'em a call and see what they think.

CarolinCali said...

Amazing, as usual!! I love the new bench!! May ask you to bring one home for me. :-)

CarolinCali said...

Tell Lesa thanks for the birthday note on my website! Missing you guys.