I told my husband what had happened when he got home, and he was sure that he could fix the fireplace.
The saying “boys will be boys” is true, but I have tried my best to train my boys to be gentlemen and to respect others. I have always tried my best to keep them from destroying things in the house. They spend a lot of time outside, and they build forts and all sorts of things just to destroy them which does not bother me at all. I tell them all of the time to use their destructive energy outdoors so that we can enjoy having a few nice things in our home. Although my boys do very well, it is inevitable that they will destroy something sometime. For my youngest son, that time has already come. Last week, I found him in the living room pouring a bucket of water into our eclectic fireplace. I was completely caught off guard by his actions, and I did not know what to say at first. I asked him why he was pouring water on the fireplace, and he said that he wanted to see if it would put the fire out. It did put the fire out, but it also ruined our fireplace. I tried to soak up as much water as I could, but it was no use. I told my husband what had happened when he got home, and he was sure that he could fix the fireplace. He tried for about three hours which no luck. Our six year old son ruined our electric fireplace. We are looking into getting a new one, and hopefully we will be able to find a good deal.