1. I know a three-year-old who loves to shred documents. 2. I know a mother who lets her three-year-old shred documents. This is an attentive, careful mother who never even leaves the shredder plugged in when not using it, let alone on. 3. I know why there is a warning on the machine to keep fingers out of it. 1. I am thankful I have lightning-fast reflexes, so that 2. These little fingers did not get permanently damaged when they went into the shredder today (up to the second knuckle!), just somewhat smooshed. 3. No more shredding for three-year-olds in this house.