This incident happened approximately eight years ago when my youngest son was eight. I also have another daughter and son who are two and four years older respectively.
It was a beautiful summer's day and we had just finished eating lunch. The children carried their dishes through to our kitchen and as I filled the sink with water ready to wash the dishes, the children went to play in the back yard.
My kitchen is extremely small measuring approximately 3m x 2.5m and has a door exiting to the yard and another leading into the living room. I began washing the dishes and almost as soon as I started, the children came running in asking for a drink of pop each. Now, my youngest child had recently been informed that he was not allowed pop that contained sugar because of the decay that had been discovered on his teeth. As young children are so compliant, I knew he would take pop containing sugar (just because he couldn't have it) so I asked my eldest son to sort the drinks out - making sure that the bottle contents were sugar free.
I was at the sink washing dishes, my youngest was facing in from the back door, my daughter facing in from the living room door and my eldest was taking the pop bottle out of the fridge behind me. Putting the bottle on the bench above the fridge, my eldest asked me if it was sugar free (I replied yes) and this drew the attention of the other two children. What happened next was astonishing.
As my eldest unscrewed the bottle top, it fell from his hands and rolled under the fridge. We all saw this happen, prompting my daughter to ask him if he could reach it. My eldest got on his knees and looked under the fridge. Just as he said, "I can't see it", I looked to see that the top was back on the bottle. At the same time, my daughter exclaimed, "Look at the bottle! The top's back on." My eldest got to his feet, looked at the bottle, asking, "How did...? Dad, you couldn't have..." My youngest looked a little frightened but was quickly reassured by the other two who, though bemused, showed amazing calmness and maturity.