I want to start bringing in wood (which is stacked outside, just waiting) and using the stove to help heat the house (since our electric and gas bills have been astronomical with the cold weather we've been experiencing while the temperatures are in the 20s). Mama claims it's too dangerous as the girls could easily burn themselves. Others have advised even if they do burn themselves, it'll only happen once and they'll learn from it.
|We don't have this much wood, but we do have enough to last for quite a few fires.|
1 - how to build a fire (inside, without smoking everyone out of the house or burning it down)
2 - to respect a fire and the heat it provides
3 - to not touch the stove
4 - to love the aroma of (properly aged) wood burning
5 - there are other ways of providing things you need in lieu of paying for them
Even when I recommend using it only AFTER they've gone to bed, I get a negative response. I realize they can't learn much if they're asleep when I build and maintain a fire, but I thought this might get Mama more comfortable with having one. It didn't, obviously.
We just had it cleaned and inspected, so it is ready to be used.
I'd love to hear your thoughts whether you think a fire should or should not be allowed.