When is it legal for them to mix me a drink?

I suppose it’s helpful to hear some expert advice on when my children can have sleepovers and get their own mobile phones, but there’s some other milestones I have in mind, like the age when they can operate a chainsaw, when I can send them down to the basement to catch an intruding snake, and when it’s legal to send them out to start my truck for me when it’s cold. That’s the stuff, unfortunately, that you never get from the experts.


  1. Reputo

    Let me take a stab at some of your milestones:

    Operate a chainsaw – 14″ electric between the ages of 10 and 12, 16″+ gas powered age 14, 24″ gas powered at age 16.

    Send to basement to catch snake – kids afraid of snakes age 12, kids not afraid of snakes age 6.

    Start truck when it is cold – age 10 (as long as they know to open the garage door first)

    Of course, I don’t have a degree in Child Psychology, but I did take a class in college.

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