My three-year old son plays with my bike lights, and tends to leave them on, wearing the batteries down. Today, in the yard under blazing sun, he pulled my rear blinkie out from his pocket. It was on. I took it from him, switched it off, and told him firmly that it was not safe to play with my lights, that they are only for riding at night, that it would be dangerous if they didn’t work when we needed them, and so on. Then I continued to show him how to light things on fire with a magnifying glass.
Posted on August 21, 2005.