Sunday evening DS (5) emptied his water bottle over the TV! Cue a fizz, bang and black some. We haven't plugged it in (waiting till it's completly dry before we try) but I can't imagine the TV is going ot work.
This was not an accidental spill, the water bottle, while not completly non spill does have to be help upside down for quite a while, probably even squeezed for as much water to come out as it did. He also must have been standing with it held over the TV from the way the water had run down the back. It's not a likley place to have spilled it. DS came throgh to DH and told him "the TV has stopped working all on it's own" when DH went to investigate he found the smoke and water! DD has said DS was pouring the water and DS broke into tears and ran to his room.
We have had a few chats about how dangerous mixing water and electricty can be, but I cant help but feel there should be some consiquence to this.
This is not the first time he's emptied his water bottle, however usually I require him to get a cloth and clean up the mess. I also make sure the next day or two he is only to have his drinks at the kitchen table where I can keep an eye on him. Ii also means DD has to follow the same rules, otherwise he'll just gran her water instead so I;ve never managed to keep it up for more than a couple of days.
I have again told him he has to have his drinks in the kitchen, but I still feel like there should be some other consiqunece. I do wonder if anything will make any difference for him or if it would just make me feel better!