Lately it has become necessary for me to let the boys know how some of their actions could result in very serious injury or death. Things like not having your car seat properly buckled, playing near fire, and running into the driveway/road could all have negative consequences and so I've tried to explain what could happen to them on their level.
So now I frequently hear things like "If that happened that would be baaaaaad. We wouldn't have a Tyler anymore. Mommy would be sad."
I just heard the boys in the hallway and the conversation went like this.
T: "I wouldn't have legs anymore."
T: "That would be REALLY BAD. I would have to just sit."
Now I've never said that one to them, but apparently my safety talks are starting to sink in!