My favorite time is here! What time is that you ask? June? Summer? Boating? Baseball? No, it’s actually National Safety Month and a time when everyone can reflect on the concern I feel all year around. Not that I think it’s healthy that I am “safety crazy” as they say, but a little concern and awareness goes a long way. I was very excited when I saw this month come up on the calendar, my time to shine! I usually drive my family and friends crazy with all the worrying and concern I lend to any situation, but for this one month it is warranted and I can be as safety crazy as I want.
With that said, if you want some good information and statistics, click on the National Safety Month link above. If you want some my inner most secrets, read on. Safety awareness and prevention is so important, so if you want to get inside this crazy head of mine-now is the time. Here’s just a small insight of what I’m thinking first thing in the morning to how my day ends:
- Every morning when I leave my house I:
- get in my car and pull half way out of the driveway and then pull back in:
- Check to make sure my iron is off (even if I didn’t use it, and of course it’s an automatic shut off).
- Check to make sure the washer and dryer are off. (even if the cycles are only half through.)
- Check to make sure the coffee machine is off. (also automatic shut-off.) (Mind you, I would have already checked these things 2-3 times before I first left the house.)
- Every night before I go to bed I:
- Check that the basement door is locked-just in case my 2 year old can open a door…(she can’t).
- Check to make sure the gate to our stairs is on sturdy and locked- (it always is.)
- Check to make sure the oven is off-(even if I haven’t used it.)
- Bring water up to my bedroom, just in case I have a coughing fit in the night-I never have.
- Check to make sure the gate to my daughter’s bedroom is sturdy and on correctly-I check this numerous times throughout the night also.
- Turn off the washer or dryer if it is running. -Don’t want it to catch fire when we are sleeping. I do this when we leave the house also.
Just a small taste of why I am safety crazy-I will elaborate about my daily thoughts in the future. (As I am writing this, I just realized that my carbon monoxide/gas detector ran out of batteries yesterday and I feel like I should go home right now in case any gas or CO2 leak springs up before I get there in the next three hours!-You should know that it’s plugged into the wall, the batteries are just for back-up.)
Does anyone else go through these daily checks, or am I going to have to throw in the towel and let my husband be right in thinking I’m safety crazy or just plain crazy?
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