A very fun fact about Bethany that you may or may not know is that she’s harbored a lifelong fascination/obsession with very sharp knives.
She particularly loves big, giant, chopping knives!
When she was younger, she would resort to knock down drag out physical attempts to get sharp knives out of our hands to touch, hold and try to walk around with.
The problem with that is that Bethany is like a two year old and still, at nearly 19, does not understand that sharp knives (or anything else that is dangerous, for that matter) can hurt her or others.
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Unfortunately, a few years ago, Bethany’s dangerous knife obsession became so bad that we had to lock them all up.
But, eventually she started relentlessly bugging us to get them for her.
When we did not comply, she then began relentlessly searching for them herself!
It got so annoying and upsetting that I actually resorted to breaking all the handles off every single one of the knives she knew we had and showed them to her.
I told her we had to throw them away and Malcolm took them to the dump right then and there.
That seemed to do the trick!
She stopped searching for them and never asked about them again!.
Of course, we have secretly re-stocked our knife supply.
It’s tricky, and we’ve had to be very creative, but we have managed to keep all our knives a secret from her to this day!
Don’t worry, I do have a point to telling you this story.
I actually said all that to say this…
We all love to visit the Fly Creek Cider Mill.
It’s such a fun place for people of all ages!
However, for the past 2 or 3 years we’ve had to ban Bethany from going there because they installed a very large and very prominent sharp kitchen knife display right out in the open!
Unfortunately, the cider mill is also the only place we can get the extra large marbles that Bethany loves so much.
When Bethany recently asked to get some new marbles, Malcolm and I got brave and decided to try taking her to pick out her own marbles, rather than us going in and getting them for her.
But don’t worry, we didn’t make that decision on a willy nilly whim.
We hatched a well thought out plan!
We had been to the cider mill a few weeks earlier and noticed that they had re-arranged the flow of traffic inside the gift shop.
We felt confident that we could guide Bethany directly to the marble stand without her ever even seeing any knives!
Our plan worked and we all had a very nice shopping experience!
And that is the story of how we avoided a knife fight at the Fly Creek Cider MIll!