Children and firecrackers

May I paint a very simple scenario that could turn tragic?

Parents buy firecrackers so the children will be occupied.

Parents go and do their own thing leaving the children unsupervised.

Children run amok, yet enjoying the fireworks.

Carelessness sets in, the neighbour’s property burns.

The fire is put out safely, but damage has been done.

The children get a mother of a hiding.

Why, because the parents feel ashamed because the neighbours know they didn’t supervise the children.

Familiar scenario?

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