Kids do things. Always. Let’s all admit that the mind of a child isn’t a just blank canvas or a field filled with giggling unicorns. It can be a pretty weird place and result in some pretty disastrous things.
At a certain point kids start to get the idea that accountability plays into the some of the things they do. This doesn’t necessarily stop them, though. A lot of them learn the trick that some things they set out to do can be accidents. Sort of like jumping the fence of responsibility, they say they didn’t mean to scare the cat or they weren’t trying to melt the action figure in the toaster oven.
Doing something “on purpaccident” is basically cutting the puzzle pieces of one’s actions so that responsibility and consequences don’t have to fit into the picture. And kids sure do love crafts.
You see, intention is a really flexible or fragile concept depending on how hard you try hold it. It is so because it can have some pretty impressive privacy settings in the confines of anyone’s own mind. So, saying what you meant to do can easily be very different from what was actually intended.
Pssssst. It’s rumored that some kids grow up into adults who continue to do this throughout their lives. But you didn’t hear that from me, m’kay?
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