This afternoon while preparing for a family Easter egg hunt and BBQ I did something I have told classes a number of times would never happen. I can hear myself saying "If you want to give your kids a tool to cut with that is fool proof, one that they can't injure themselves with, hand them a pair of kitchen sheers."
Bad advice. I was cutting some grapes into clumps, thinking about the other 10 things I needed to do, talking and SNIP. My finger got in the way of the grapes! It happened so fast. Grateful for adult children and a friend that came to help, we decided it didn't need stitches, but what a mess and such a bother!
Lesson: kitchen sheers are more safe than a sharp knife, but not fool proof, especially if someone is distracted, talking or doing too many things at the same time.
Despite the interruption, the family gathering was great. Every last grape was eaten, and so was all of the fruit dip that went with the salad.