Since I mentioned the incident of the stove and older son yesterday, I think I should explain. At age two or three, all kids have to be watched. Our older one was fascinated by the stove (after all, those delicious meals came from the top of that appliance!) M. would reach up and try to feel the top. I would keep all the pot handles turned toward the back and tell him, "That is HOT."
It went on for quite sometime. I finally decided to turn on the electric coil burner just so it was barely warm. Then I placed my hand and his hand on the edge and immediately withdrew them. I explained that was what HOT meant. He had no burn or blister (neither did I) but I know he remembers it because he has taunted me with it many times.