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Ds1 turns 9 today, and as one of his gifts we got him a small swiss army knife. I've had one for years that he loves, and he has often used it and is always very responsible and careful.<br><br>
Well, within 15 minutes, he cut his finger trying to open one of his other presents with it. He has a baseball game this morning, and will probably tell everyone who asks that he cut his finger with the swiss army knife his parents gave him.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Crap.
 

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Don't feel bad for that, accidents happen. When I was a kid we had small pocket knives since we were 6. Cuts happen occasionally, that's what band aids are for.
 

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I played with knives when I was little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Cut out whistles from woods sticks and all. Then again, I did all kinds of things kids are not allowed to do nowadays. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Don't stress over it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Think of it this way, now you don't have to give him the great responsibility and dangers of owning a pocket knife lecture.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My son is 13, very outdoorsy kid. He has a pocket knife, among other things and he cut himself with him right when he first got it, and he learned a valuable lesson on how to open and close the knife <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I can totally see that going down the same way in our house...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Think of it this way, now you don't have to give him the great responsibility and dangers of owning a pocket knife lecture.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Yep, now you can cut the lecture on safety and being careful and skip right to, "Remember what happened last time!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I was given a pocket knife when I was 10. I loved it, too, cuts and all. You're still a great mom.<br><br>
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So he cut himself by accident. Big deal, if anyone makes it a big deal just ask if they have never had an accident before.
 

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Oh, I've got you beat for Mother of the Year on this one. I found what I would call a nail file in my grandfather's stuff (just nail stuff on it, but it has the pointed nail file cleaner thingy) with my grandfather's initials on it, so I gave it to my ds1 (also 9) since he loved his great grandfather so much. He had it in his pocket at school and got suspended. He never took it out of his pocket but he did tell someone he had it in there and they told the teacher! Yup, a little gift from mom that Mom thought was a nail file (and teeny, tiny at that)!<br><br>
In your case it is an appropriate present for a responsible child so I wouldn't worry!
 

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So he cut himself with a pocket knife while opening a present. He could have just as easily cut himself using a scissors or steak knife to do the same thing. It's still a great gift.
 

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My dad gave me my first pocket knife at age ten. And upon presenting i top me he told me that it wouldn't truly be my knife until I accidentally cut myself with it. It only took a couple days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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i think it's a perfect gift for an 8-9 yr old. you do deserve an award. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"> I told you he'd shoot his eye out...uh, I mean...cut his finger off.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/nono02.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Nono02"> Apparently DH isn't ready for a pocket knife either. I had to take him to the ER last week for 6 stitches.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/nono02.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Nono02"> Apparently DH isn't ready for a pocket knife either. I had to take him to the ER last week for 6 stitches.</div>
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I'm seriously LMAO right now!<br><br>
DP and I were just having a pocket knife discussion the other day. No worries mama- cuts happen!
 

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I loved reading your post; it brought back great memories for me.<br><br>
I’m sorry to get OT, but we were able to buy our pocket knives around age eight. It was a big deal…riding our bikes to the Coast to Coast hardware and picking out our knife. My mother, who almost never played with us, taught us how to play Mumbley Peg. (At least when your son was injured; it wasn’t because you taught him how to play a game involving whipping knives into the ground near his feet!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/nono02.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Nono02"> Apparently DH isn't ready for a pocket knife either. I had to take him to the ER last week for 6 stitches.</div>
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I soooo needed a laugh right now, thank you!<br><br>
And thank you everyone for making me feel better. Even with the incident this morning, he still loooooves his pocket knife. He was pretty thrilled when I asked my mom today if she had a nail clipper because I had a torn nail that needed to be dealt with, and since she didn't, he whipped out his swiss army knife so I could use the little scissors. I love that guy.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So he cut himself with a pocket knife while opening a present. He could have just as easily cut himself using a scissors or steak knife to do the same thing. It's still a great gift.</div>
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Or he could have cut himself on the paper. Life is dangerous.
 
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