As soon as Kathy uttered those words, I lost it. She was a little bit annoyed at me for laughing so hard and so long, but it tickled my giggler.
Ben watched all this in his inquisitive four year old way, and immediately decided that the machines had been placed on the table for his personal experimentation and entertainment. He decided to help himself to the controls. If you are at all familiar with a sewing machine, you’ll realize that a four year old can hurt himself or the machine very easily by doing this.
Kathy’s comment was intended as a protective motherly gesture. It turned out to be very entertaining, especially after the giggle I got when she put oil on parts of her serger as they throbbed up and down.