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I still love that show :) But even when I was a kid, I was never stupid enough to actually try FIRE bending. that's just not possible. tell him to try water bending, he might get somewhere with that :)

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Yeahhhhh the live action was by far one of the worst movies I've ever seen simply because they got terrible actors. I was cringing through the whole thing. Also, earth bending > fire bending.

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69- I watched the whole thing on Netflix earlier this summer too! Then, I proceeded to watch all of The Leged of Kora 1st season. Whoever hates on anything related to the avatar series (except the non-animated movie because that was absolute shit) can go suck a herpes-penis.

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168 - They didn't cancel it. The series finished, and then they created LoK - which went for twelve episodes. The second season is being made right now...

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When you were young. It's not like it's been out since the 90's or something. What? 3-5 years ago tops. Not hating or anything, cause I love Avatar: The Last Airbender, but man ya talk like we're 30-50 years old.

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My boyfriend and I were in the pool one day and started a massive splash fight, pretending we were water bending at each other. (Waterbending Agni Kai? Is that even a thing?) We are in our 20s. There is nothing "stupid" about Avatar, except the movie. FYL though, OP. Hope your son, and your house and belongings, are ok.

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348, I'm not as surprised. Kids wanna to grow up so fast that they they think 2-4 years makes a difference in how old or young they are. When thry are still a kid. *cough #1 cough*

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No he'll try that on the TV :P Anyway, the show is awesome and is an unseparated part of my childhood, was just thinking about it two minutes before I ran into that post. I absolutely LOVE that show! :) The movie sucked, delete the movie and kill the actors lol Tell him to be an air bender ;)

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Isn't it considered child negligence for them to be home alone at that age? If he had succeeded in burning the house down there would have been an investigation by child protective services.

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92, my mother works for CPS. All those crime shows that people tend to think are overly dramatic happen every day. It is unsafe for an 8 year old to walk around by themselves because of all the sickos in the world. I've heard stories that make my skin crawl. Plus, obviously OP's kid could not handle being alone.

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The fml doesn't really say if he was unsupervised. Could just be a crappy babysitter! (Or older sibling, or spouse). It just says that op found out about it and wasn't home at the time.

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After re-reading the FML, it doesn't say it was still on fire when he got home or anything so maybe his mom/sibling/babysitter caught him before he burned the house down. You don't usually expect 8 year olds to set fire to the house.

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Aside from him being unsupervised (who would sit and watch an 8-year-old burn the house down?), he's 8 and thinks cartoons are real. That's on the parents, too.

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124, Yeah, 2 cops for parents, I know. It doesn't mean you plastic wrap a child, chuck a rape whistle around their necks and follow them like a hound until they're 16.

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135- Holy shit, people are starting to remember me?? Does this mean I'm a recognized regular now? Oh happy days! But yea, my comments on this FML are pretty bad fails. They tend to be that way when I'm not part of a fandom, but try to be funny anyway. Feel free to downvote, no hard feelings.

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Well most of your comments actually make me laugh out loud. So I started to remember your name. So if I start laughing, I look at the name and I'm like, "oh Gc, you so funny."

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Yes avatar is amazing. It's not stupid shit. And OP needs to keep an eye on her eight year old and have him practice water bending. Water bender right here.

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No no no, only the avatar, master of all 4 elements can burn the green. There is earth bending in the green itself, fire bending in the lighter, water bending in the water chamber, and air bending in your breath.

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13, fair point but a child of that age shouldn't be left alone in a house. Children are curious, they'll do things without thinking and they could easily hurt themselves. So, I agree with the comment above, someone should be supervising.

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An 8 year old doesn't necessarily need a baby sitter always. This one sounds like he does though. At 8 I was babysitting my younger siblings for the hour or so in between getting home from school until my mum came home. Mighta been a similar thing here, like he was only alone for a very short amount of time. It takes kids a few minutes to get into a heck of a lot of trouble.

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Sadly, OP lives in Virginia which doesn't have a minimum age for being left home alone (according to latchkey kids). The lack of a law doesn't mean common sense cannot be used though. My state requires a home alone kid to be 12; that's an appropriate age (for most kids), I think.

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Seriously... I smell some overprotective parents a-brewin'. Setting an age is pointless, a child can be perfectly capable of taking care of themselves at 8, or they might need til 15 to be left alone. I will admit that the younger the child is, they probably will not handle emergencies very well. Intruders, earthquake, etc. I knew what to do in case of a tornado when I was 8, anything else and I might've been screwed.

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I don't know why you all assume he was alone. Obviously the kitchen was no longer on fire when dad returned or there would be no house to return to. My immediate thought upon reading this fml was that the kid had a shitty babysitter that wasn't paying attention until the house was on fire.

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This doesn't even mean the babysitter was not paying attention. OP may have other kids. The babysitter may have been changing a diaper or something upstairs. The babysitter may have even just gone to the bathroom. It doesn't take long for a fire to spread and if they were paying attention enough to get it out before it destroyed the entire house they were probably not being irresponsible.

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