Expect kids to not always do the smartest things.
After all, they aren't mini adults. They don't have the experience or the knowledge to really understand the consequences of some of their actions. They are learning as they go much as their parents did. Patience during this time of training is so important as it's a wonderful opportunity to teach them the meaning of grace. A camera could be helpful during this stage — wish we had digital cameras back when my kids were little so I could have taken lots of pictures of their antics! — so there is proof that they really did climb THAT HIGH or they really did put body lotion ALL OVER EVERYTHING as they were "cleaning". And don't forget your sense of humor. It may be missing in the heat of the moment, but you'll probably find it sometime after you've survived one of their not very smart things.
Above all, love them during those moments because it may be the thing they least expect!
*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
October 2014 - Day 22