I don't know if this is the correct forum for this topic or not . So mods can feel free to move it somewhere else if they so choose . I did some dumb things as a child . I hope I'm not the only one or I will really feel bad . You don't want me to feel bad , do you ? Contribute your experiences here . I'll start with just two things I did before the age of ten . 1. I was watching the old Daniel Boone show and told my mom that I was getting a sore throat . She said to " use salt water " . So I got a glass of water and added liberal doses of salt to it . Then I proceeded to drink it ! " Hey mom . I think the salt water made my tonsils swell . " I should have known better , but didn't . I don't do that with Listerine these days . 2. I was enjoying sledding down a hill with my trusty dog Rusty .It was getting rather cold so I wanted to put some gloves on . So I just put the sled upright against my face - my lips in particular . There ! I finally managed to put those warm gloves on . But hey ! What's this ? The metal of the sled is sticking to my lips ! Is this a comedy ? Oh no . As I try to remove the sled from my lips they don't want to part . Bloodiness results . Mom and dad never told me not to do that . I guess it's like adults who get injured while using their lawn mowers on their shrubbery . " But nobody told me not to do that ! " Sometimes the school of hard knocks is rough .